Today, April 18th is World Heritage Day.
World Heritage Day is a day that it’s founder UNESCO has established to celebrate national park, cities, monuments and other sites deemed to be important to the preservation of human and natural environments. Check out World Heritage UNESCO site here .You can click the list of World Heritage sites and see the list by country.
We had students from several different countries today and they told us about some of the site s in their home countries that were listed on the World Heritage List and why they have historical and cultural value. Some of you have visited the sites and described how they look, and some of the activities that take place at the sites. Thanks for your insightful information and descriptions.
We talked about the city of Katmandu, Nepal, which is on the World Heritage List, and how many of its buildings were destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. The city suffered great human loss as well.Here is a video that shows Katmandu before the earthquake:
This video shows the vibrance, color, and activities of this heavily populated city. This next video shows the work and reconstruction that went on after the earthquake.
After watching this video we talked about preservation and protection activities of these world artifacts and historical, natural and cultural sites.
Thanks for contributing your thoughts and ideas today! Happy World Heritage Day!