The Learning Camp of the city of Tarragona has opened registration for a new training course for teachers related to the Tarracropolis project.
This new training proposal is called “TARRACROPOLIS: A journey through 2,000 years of history in the acropolis of Tarragona”. It is addressed to the teachers, both in Secondary Education and Primary Education, of the educational centers of the Camp de Tarragona.
Contents have been developed jointly between the Learning Field of the city of Tarragona (Camp d’aprenentatge de la ciutat de Tarragona, Generalitat de Catalunya) and the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology. Our collaboration in developing teaching proposals had already been carried out in the last ten years but had been interrupted by the pandemic.
The main objective of the new Tarracropolis course is to make known the historical and urban transformation of the Tarragona acropolis in a pleasant way for teachers so that they can apply this knowledge to their classrooms.
The 30-hour training course mixed theoretical and practical face-to-face sessions, as well as other online sessions, with which teachers will be introduced to the historical and urban development of the Part Alta of Tarragona and will acquire resources and teaching tools for teachers.
The theoretical sessions will guide the story of this evolution with audiovisual support and will offer the interpretive keys to understanding the phenomenon. The practical sessions will allow you to visit different spaces and emblematic buildings of the Acropolis, such as the remains of the Imperial Cult enclosure, the medieval Cathedral, the Tarraconense Center “El Seminari ” and the Archbishop’s Palace, among others, in order to proceed to an analytical reading that relates these spaces and buildings to the urban planning of the Acropolis.
⇒ Check information on objectives, contents, and other details of the course in this sheet in pdf.
The training proposal is the result of the collaboration of the CdA Tarragona with the ICAC and the MBT, based on their research on the evolution of the Tarragona Acropolis.
The museum room Tarracropolis is located at Tarraconense Biblical Museum (MBT) and was opened last December 2020. The space allows us to take a tour of twenty-three centuries of history and learn about the historical evolution of the Part Alta of Tarragona (Roman old town) and, specifically, the Casa dels Concilis, where structures are documented from Roman times to an air-raid shelter from the Spanish Civil War.
On this occasion, those enrolled in the course will have the privilege of learning from two great experts and scientific disseminators of Tarragona’s heritage: Andreu Muñoz Melgar and Josep Maria Macias Solé who, at the same time, have led the research and dissemination project TarrACrO-Polis: un viaje científico de 2.000 años de Historia (FCT-18-13482), promoted by the Catalan Institute of Classical Archeology and the Tarraconense Biblical Museum, and funded by the FECYT Foundation.
Contact and information on the website of the Learning Camp of the city of Tarragona, an Educational Service of the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya that offers educational centers the possibility of making one-day stays and outings in the city and region of Tarragona.
Tarracropolis is the result of a project that has always had a vocation for knowledge dissemination and socialization and, already in its design, it included developing training resources based on the knowledge generated through research. The project has been led by the Catalan Institute of Classical Archeology and the Tarraconense Biblical Museum, under the co-direction of Josep Maria Macias Solé ( ICAC ) and Andreu Muñoz Melgar (MBT/ICAC).
Here you can find some of the results of the project, through a new dissemination publication and the documentary Tarracrópolis (below, subtitles in English).
- New milestone for the museography and research project on the acropolis of Tarragona, with the release of the book «Tarracrópolis»
- Tarracròpolis. Un viatge de 2.000 anys d’història, 2022
- Tarracrópolis, audiovisual display in YouTube
- ‘Tarracropolis’ is a new space for the historical interpretation of Tarraco Acropolis