The Seine-et-Marne Department Archives help secondary school pupils from the Seine-et-Marne region to learn about the history of their department. As part of 2021, the Year of Napoleon, a number of actions are scheduled which can be used as teaching aids, both for teachers and secondary school pupils.
In addition to the scientific colloquium "The Seine-et-Marne and Napoleon I", theatrical performances of Le Souper imprévu and Le Chanoine de Milan, the Archives have been involved in developing a teaching package, which can be used by teachers as a resource to teach the history of the First Empire (on the curriculum in France in 8th grade and 11thgrade).
Sources on the Empire on line
The package will include archive documents, which have been kept locally, dedicated to the Empire era and the imperial administration in the departments (conscription, civil administration, social life), as well as works made available by the Château de Fontainebleau (Napoleon Museum).
The tool is both user-friendly and instructional, and is based on a set of digitised documents in high-definition files which can be used by teachers in class. It can be used by history teachers and will also be an opportunity to approach art history through the Château de Fontainebleau collections.
This tool is scheduled to go on line in September 2021.
Partnership with the Château de Fontainebleau
A joint action of the Department Archives and the Château de Fontainebleau will also organise visits for school groups on the two sites, as part of working days dedicated to the First Empire. Dates and registration details will be announced shortly and uploaded on the website.