Stories that Move

Interactive online lesson material about discrimination
  • antisemitism
  • discrimination
  • prejudice
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Slovak
  • Ukrainian
  • voortgezet onderwijs
  • mbo

Antisemitism, racism, and discrimination occur all through Europe, impacting the lives of young people. Stories that Move has students reflect on diversity and discrimination. Stories that Move consists of 5 learning paths with information, assignments, and life stories.

For who
secondary education basic, secondary education advanced, secondary vocational education
45 minutes per track
Consists of
video, digital lesson, manual, workshop
Maximum # of participants

Personal experiences with discrimination

In Stories that Move, European students tell positive stories and speak of their own experiences with exclusion and discrimination. The lesson material focuses on racism, antisemitism, and discrimination against Roma and Sinti, Muslims, and LGBT. This inclusive approach has room for everyone’s story. 

The film clips demonstrate how young people all over Europe share similar experiences. In addition to the personal angle, Stories that Move offers a wider perspective on the impact of prejudice and discrimination. 

Structure of the lesson material

The online lesson material consists of five learning paths. The stories of the young people in the film clips play a central role. The learning paths consist of several lessons (routes) of approximately 50 minutes. Every lesson (route) covers one topic. Every route starts with an assignment encouraging students to reflect on their own opinions.

As their teacher, you decide the number of routes your students will cover. Every route contains online and offline assignments, as well as individual and group activities. You address the students individually, and they interact with the topics in their own way. 

The five learning paths

  • Seing & being: How do we see ourselves and how do we see others? Students reflect on various aspects of their own identity and that of others. 
  • Facing discrimination: How do prejudice and discrimination function? Students work with examples of antisemitism, racism, and other forms of discrimination that affect young people.
  • Life stories: Students work with personal stories involving antisemitism, racism, and other forms of discrimination that people are confronted with. 
  • Mastering the media: Students become aware of the way they use social media and research to what extent stereotypes, prejudice, and hateful language are part of the internet, for instance in advertising.
  • Taking action: Students reflect on what it means to get involved. The personal initiatives of their peers will encourage them to take action themselves. 

Structure of the lesson material

Stories that Move is available in 7 different languages.

Stories that Move - English
Stories that Move - Українська
Stories that Move - Polski
Stories that Move - Slovenčina
Stories that Move - Magyar
Stories that Move - Deutsch
Stories that Move - Nederlands