Map Competition 1
Title: "Refugee Paths: Mapping Refugee Stories 100 Years After 1922"
School Year: 2021 – 2022
The 1st Panhellenic School Map Competition “Refugee Paths – Mapping refugee stories 100 years after 1922” was implemented during 2021-2022, after a relevant approval from the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe in 1922.
The scope of the Competition was to record the personal stories of the refugees and to display their route through the use of digital maps.
Under the guidance of their teachers, students of primary and high schools in Greece and abroad were asked to trace in their family and broader environment archival material, personal stories and testimonies of the refugees of 1922, who were forced to leave their ancestral homes and settled as refugees in Greece.
They were then trained by Spotin on the use of GIS software (ArcGIS Online), which was granted to schools free of charge, and they recorded and narrated the course of each narrative on Storymaps, accompanied by rich audiovisual material and narratives, thus composing the timeline of each path in the digital environment.