The online platform
“Make the difference!” is online training for civic courage. Users can learn very practically how to react when confronted with discrimination, racism, or right-wing extremism in everyday (sporting) life. Seven short films present different situations and suggest five ways to react to each. Users can slip into the role of a dedicated ice-hockey team captain, for example, to come up with ideas for how to react in contentious situations, discriminatory or otherwise. As they say: “Anything is better than doing nothing and turning away.” Any attempt to take a stand, makes a difference.
A youth team of the Berliner Eisbären ice hockey club agreed to act out and co-develop scenes which were rehearsed and produced with the filmmakers of lookzoom. Creative direction, design and technical implementation were by zone35.
Make the difference! in schools, education and training
Numerous queries from teachers have motivated us to develop educational materials to enable the use of “Make a difference!” in schools and education. This way, young people can be introduced to the topic of discrimination in a playful way.
Newly developed teaching material offers an extensive deepening of the package available on the online platform. Example situations now go further than the area of sport and can be negotiated between students. “Make the difference!” can now be a game about civic courage, in which players discuss decisions and look for solutions together.
The materials can be obtained from the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education) through the bpb shop.
“Make the difference!” is part of the online portal “Sport with courage”. It was developed from “Online counselling against right-wing extremism” by Gegen Vergessen - Für Demokratie e.V. in cooperation with the state sports associations of eastern Germany and deals with the subject of right-wing extremism in organized sports. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior within the federal programme “Zusammenhalt durch Teilhabe” (“Cohesion through participation”), which supports projects in the field of democratic participation, and by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education).