"If you turn a blind eye to the past, you are blind to the present."
Richard von Weizsäcker
Education takes centre stage when it comes to the anniversary celebrations. One of the projects underway is concerned with developing new, up-to-the-minute folder of teaching materials based on the latest research findings. It aims to offer primary and secondary school teachers Morgarten-themed teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom. The contents extend beyond the Battle of Morgarten itself – they place that event in its social, economic and political context in late medieval Central Switzerland.
Supplementing the teaching folder, another project has resulted in the publication by Schweizerische Jugendschriftenwerk (SJW) of a new book on the Battle of Morgarten. The launch event took place on 30 August 2014 at the Literaturhaus Lenzburg. The book can be ordered by visiting www.sjw.ch.