The Independence of Brazil will complete 200 years in 2022 and, to mark the date, professors, researchers, social movements and entities presented the project “Portal do Bicentenário”. The launch will be on the next 6th and 7th of September.
The portal will bring, for free, the most varied contents aimed at basic education to discuss the country’s independence, in addition to textbooks. There will be didactic sequences, reports of practices, space for academic material, dissertations, books and videos.
2022 is an opportunity to give birth to another country
The idea is to be a “hub” where themes and approaches can be found that, before, were not being thought of. The objective is to propose critical thinking about the period in which the country ceased to be a Portuguese colony, including the various local movements that led to the construction of the nation over two hundred years. And, beyond that, to instigate the debate about the country we are going to build for the future.
According to researchers who are part of the network initiative, the debate is already necessary because we live in a time of retrogression of acquired rights and little is said about what we want to preserve, and which nation we intend to be.
“We are experiencing a strong setback of rights. This makes us responsible for starting a debate that can take place in depth now, and not only in 2022, amidst electoral debates, when there will be a tense and intense soup in the midst of possibility of giving birth to another country or, minimally, recovering part of what we lost”, says Luciano Mendes, coordinator of the Pensar a Educação, Pensar o Brasil project, and one of the members of the Portal do Bicentenário team.
Tables for debates on history, culture and society
The Bicentennial Portal will go live from September 6th, at 10 pm. On this date, there will be a “turn” of 26 hours of lives and debates, which end on the 7th, about the 200th anniversary of the country’s independence.
The opening table will talk about the different Brazils and the “trails” traveled to Independence. Then, there will be a presentation of the season about the bicentennial in the podcast “No recreio”, followed by a dawn of conversations about cinema, literature, women and indigenous people in the arts.
Other topics for debate will be the school after independence until the homeschooling; the elitization of secondary education; the decolonization of mathematics teaching from African theorists; education in the countryside; freedom of use and access to digital media; in addition to the proposal to build new perspectives on the independence of Brazil in the teaching of history.
Contents already available
Until the launch date arrives, it is already possible to follow the contents published on the project’s channels and social networks, such as Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
On YouTube, the lives with researchers have already covered topics such as “Brazil’s Independence in textbooks”, “The history of women in the 200 years of independence”, “The revolution in Haiti and the repercussions in Brazil”, “Branquitude and education for ethnic-racial relations”, “Teaching indigenous history”, “The importance of local history in the narratives of independence”, “The Independence of Brazil and the Atlantic Revolutions”, and “Teaching history: dialogues with literature, textbooks and the digital world”, among others.
We live a setback of rights
Also on YouTube, it is possible to watch the series “Education and Nation in the Bicentennial of Independence”, a training aimed at teachers that already has 14 classes. Among them, themes such as colonial heritages, youth and adult education in these two hundred years, the relationship between education and the press, teacher training, social movements and rural education, among others, emerged.
With these contents, it is already possible for teachers to propose reflections in classes to deepen the content on Independence, present in entrance exams and in Enem.
About the Bicentennial Portal
The Portal do Bicentenário is a network initiative whose marks are the inter and transdisciplinarity of content and actions that promote dialogue between knowledge and practices of teachers and teachers; of students in basic education and higher education; of traditional peoples and social movements, in addition to democratic collectives throughout Brazil.
The action is a partnership with 61 entities and research groups, research centers and centers, extension and teaching projects, in addition to involving a direct relationship with numerous teaching networks across the country, as well as unions and social movements. In this partnership, we have the support and integration of scientific and social institutions and societies, federal and state universities, graduate programs and graduate departments. We are many, multiple and we want to be even more collective.
Source: BoF Minas Gerais
Edition: Elis Almeida