The War Childhood Museum has developed and is implementing educational activities with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of providing a peaceful world for future generations. It works with more than 5,000 children annually. In addition to hosting school visits at the Museum, our staff also holds workshops that are carefully designed and specifically tailored to different age groups, starting from the 3rd grade of primary school to the 4th grade of secondary school. The Museum can also host visits for university students, with the possibility of lectures and Q&A sessions.
Guided Visits and Workshops
Visits to the War Childhood Museum can be regular or guided, depending on the age group. Besides visits to the Museum’s exhibition, children can also take part in workshops thoughtfully organized by our staff. Workshops are accompanied by materials that have been carefully designed and tested for over a year, and which are constantly being updated and upgraded.
These materials, as well as the workshops, are focused on peace-building, hence emphasizing children’s role in building and preserving peace, with the aim of helping them recognize their individual responsibility in the peace-building process. The workshops and materials are also focused on children’s rights, empathy building, solidarity and mutual understanding.
However, if students are not able to take part in one of our workshops, they can still benefit from structured discussions before and after their visit to the War Childhood Museum.
Preparatory Materials: These materials are pre-visit plans that are to be used in classrooms prior to school visits and workshops. The materials’ aim is to engage children in different discussions and activities that directly relate to the ones that they will be involved in when they visit the Museum.
Post-Visit Materials: These materials are intended to be used once school visits and workshops are finished. The goal is to continue the discussion and reflection regarding the topics covered through structured discussions and specific activities related to peace-building.
Info Letters: These are info sheets that have the goal of familiarizing all involved teachers and coordinators, parents and children with the work of the War Childhood Museum and its activities. They also serve as a welcome note for children, as guidelines regarding visits for teachers and coordinators, and as a source of information for parents concerning safety measures taken by the Museum staff regarding children’s well-being during the visit.
If you would like to use WCM’s educational materials in your classroom, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book a School Visit and Workshop
If you would like to schedule a school visit or a school visit and workshop at the War Childhood Museum, please call us on +387 (0)33 53 55 58 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
“The children were very engaged during the workshop and happy afterwards. When we went back to class, the impressions they shared were fantastic! We talked about the Museum until the bell rang, and then recalled the visit in the following days.
During Homeroom class held before our visit to the Museum, the students discussed tolerance, and they went on to connect this theme with your workshop later on. After the visit, we continued talking about tolerance, and also peer violence, and they gave examples from the workshop, showing that they truly learned something. This is why we would be glad to take part in your workshops again!”Hana SljivoTeacher, Primary School
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