Heritage Interpretation and teenagers

Teenagers and heritage

Teenagers tend to question the customs, traditions, habits, beliefs and attitudes which had been passed on to them during their childhood, while they seek their own place in the world and their own identity. During this search for one’s place in the world and among others, meaningful heritage can help young people reshape their own value system and identities.

Digital heritage resources:

Resources that have been digitalised as a way to preserve them (including text, images, video and records)


For engaging young people with cultural heritage in a meaningful way, educational activities included the following characteristics

· Cultural heritage connected with beliefs and values of young people.

· Contexts and stories to activate self-transcendent and openness

· Interpretation including multiple perspectives

· Interpretation to raise open questions that provoke interaction, debate and self-reflection