Educational Programs for Primary and Secondary School Groups in Lavrion Museums Εκτύπωση E-mail


The Educational Programs aim

To familiarize young people with museum spaces and the cultural, historical, industrial and technological heritage of Greece.

To create a pleasant experience from a visit to the museum by considering the special needs and particular abilities of the visitors.

To promote the development of observation, research and comprehension skills in children using the objects, both man-made and natural, that form the exhibits.

To give children a chance to discover their own ways of relating to exhibit materials as a basis for future, independent visits to the museum and, in general, for improving their observation skills.

To sensitize teachers to the use of museums as learning centers and engage their active participation in the educational methods used.


Program Descriptions

 


Once upon a time there was a worker1. "Once upon a time there was a worker"

(Kindergarten, 1st Grade of Elementary School)

Through role-playing, children bring to life the story of a worker in the former French Mining Company of Lavrion. Acting as laborers, they discover how a metallurgical factory operated.


2. "Tools and machines"

(1st Grade of Junior High School, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade of Elementary School)

What can we do with tools and machines? How do they work? Students experiment with tools and machines in the very place that was once the French Mining Company of Lavrion and collect information about the characteristics and properties of basic tools and machines located in the machine shop. They then choose the appropriate tools and machines they need to produce an object; they manufacture it and then present how they did it.


3. "Bringing back memories: What I remember about the former French Mining Company of Lavrion"

(2nd – 6th Grade of Elementary School and also Junior and Senior High School)

The students have the opportunity to collect information on the former French Mining Company of Lavrion, drawing their information not only from the former employees, but also from the museum space itself. Former employees share their memories with the students, providing for them a living source of research.


4. "The mining and metallurgical procedures in the former French Mining Company of Lavrion"

(5th and 6th Grade of Elementary School and also Junior and Senior High School)

By following the production line of specific minerals, from quarrying to the final product, students gather information on how the French Mining Company of Lavrion operated. Each stage of the process constitutes a point for research for the students and gives stimulation for continued research after their visit.


C2984505F872-15. "How pots were made in antiquity"

(2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade of Elementary School)

Pupils collect information on the shape and use of ancient pottery and study the methods used in ancient pottery workshops. They then organize and operate their own workshop, creating their own pottery.


6. "One day at the Museum dishes became ancient pottery"

(Kindergarten, 1st Grade of Elementary School)

Through a game, the children discover some types of ancient pottery and compare them with modern household utensils. Then they use clay to make their own pottery.


7. "How is an excavation carried out?"

(4th – 6th Grade of Elementary School and also Junior and Senior High School)

The students use real tools and with the help of expert workers, take part in an excavation in a specially formed space in the Lavrion Archaeological Museum. They learn how archaeologists excavate in order to bring new information to light.


8. "Ancient mining and metallurgical procedures in Lavrion"

(5th – 6th Grades of Elementary School and Junior and Senior High School)

Students at the site of the Lavrion Archaeological Museum or the Ancient Workshop of "Filokrati" study ancient mining and metallurgical procedures. They present the information experientially, recreating the procedure as it was in ancient times.


Clothes in ancient and modern times9. "Clothes in ancient and modern times"

(Junior High School)

Students have the opportunity to conduct a comparative study of ancient and modern clothes. They begin with a study of the types of clothing, research their use, dress up and organize a textile workshop.


10. "Work and occupations in ancient times"

(Senior High School)

By observing the exhibits in the Lavrion Archaeological Museum, students choose information regarding work and occupations in antiquity. In this way they employ the method used by historians, connecting written sources and ancient archaeological finds in order to research the subject of work.


11. "The Sounion Temple of Poseidon"

(3rd – 6th Grade of Elementary School and also Junior and Senior High School)

Students have the opportunity to gather information about the importance of the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion.


12. "Rock, mineral, ore" (Minerals in our everyday lives)

(5th and 6th Grade of Elementary School and also Junior High School)

Students study the creation of minerals in nature, discover their natural qualities and characteristics, observe and connect them with their use in our everyday lives.


Useful Information

The duration of educational programs is as follows:

Kindergarten and 1st Grade: 60 minutes

2nd Grade – 6th Grade, Junior and Senior High School: 90 minutes

The educational programs begin at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The fee for participation is 5 €

For reservations, please call 22920 - 25575, Monday through Friday, 9.00 a.m - 2.00 p.m.

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