The Geology of Hungary
A Brief History – The Birth of the Hungarian Kingdom
Kölcsey Ferenc Grammar School Zalaegerszeg
Music of Hungary
Ferenc Kölcsey: National Anthem
National Parks in Hungary
Customs and Traditions
Water and Fire is a joint project between two European secondary schools, within the framework of eTwinning, the main action of the European Commission's eLearning Program. This new initiative takes the concept of school partnerships to a new level: it envisions school partnerships involving thousands of school communities, students, teachers, school managers and support staff, who are working together at different levels and subject areas.
ETwinning has an easy set-up. Two schools from two different countries form a partnership to work together on common projects and and share ideas and experiences. They link up with each other mainly using the internet and new ICT, but they may also organize exchanges to meet.
In general, the objective of eTwinning is to strengthen and develop networking among schools across Europe. Everyone who participates in an eTwinning program will have the opportunity to take part in a collaborative project, and through this, to learn about each other's cultural and social life. It is a simple way to explore new learning opportunities and develop new skills through the use of information and communication technologies. It also helps to improve language skills. ETwinning encourages teachers to build bridges between different curricula and, to learn from each other and develop their own ways of teaching.
It all began in December 2004, with a simple e-mail exchange between two teachers - the writers of this page - from FAS, Iceland and from Kölcsey, Hungary, on the eTwinning Forum page. It soon turned out that we are both geography teachers with common interests, and English as a common language for communication. So when we met at the eTwinning launch conference in Brussels in January 2005, we already had some ideas in mind. We registered our schools as eTwinning partners.
Returning home, we continued working on the project. It included the following steps:
When we write these words, twenty young people have already started their collaboration with their partners. Good luck, everyone!
Hjördís Skírnisdóttir (FAS Höfn, Iceland)
Katalin Fehérváry (Kölcsey Gimnázium Zalaegerszeg, Hungary)
Birna Jódís Magnúsdóttir
Emil Örn Mórávek
Karl Guðni Kristjánsson
Sara Eik Sigurgeirsdóttir
Sigurður Óskar Jónsson
Sædís Ösp Valdimarsdóttir
Valdís Ósk Sigurðardóttir