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Educational offerings

Museum lessons for junior high school students
(duration 4,5 – 5 hours; group up to 30 people; price in Polish – 150 Polish zloty, in other languages – 300 Polish zloty)

The participants and group tutors, together with the Department of Education employees, decide about the subjects of the classes. The classes are preceded by an introductory lecture concerning the issues of commemoration. Before visiting the exhibition and the grounds of the former camp, a documentary film is shown. Learning the history is illustrated by documents and excerpts from prisoners’ memoirs. At the end of the programme, the youths describe their thoughts arising from the visit to the historical site and send their responses to the museum together with a summary of the project. Additionally, they may compile documentation of the visit to the museum (for instance, in the form of photographs).

Visit with active participation for the youth from secondary school and university students
(duration 4,5 – 5 hours; group up to 30 people; price in Polish – 150 Polish zloty, in other languages – 300 Polish zloty)

The programmes carried out in cooperation with German youth, have the form of historical workshops or study travel. They are founded on the idea of project-based education. Besides, they are often combined with physical work on the grounds of the prisoner fields with the aim of tending and preserving the museum space. Apart from visiting the historical exhibition, the programme includes individual preparation of a presentation, introducing the effects of the work to the members of the group and a discussion. The subjects are agreed in cooperation with the foreign partners. They are related to the history of Konzentrationslager Lublin, German occupational policy in Lubelszczyzna as well as the life and extermination of Jewish people. Similar projects are also carried out with students from Sweden and Austria, as well as with students from other countries during international workshops. Cross-cultural education also covers organizing Polish-German, Polish-Ukrainian, and Polish-Ukrainian-Belarusian projects. The youth taking part in these programmes not only have the possibility to explore the history of Konzentrationslager Lublin, but also of learning differing ways of interpreting the history of World War II and the shape of remembrance culture in other countries.

Historical workshops
(duration 2 – 4 days; group up to 30 people; price in Polish – 250 Polish zloty, in other languages – 500 Polish zloty)

This form of historical education is addressed to secondary school and university students. It is founded on the idea of project-based education. The subjects of the classes are agreed during the preparatory stage. The introductory programme in the museum includes a guided visit to the historical exhibition and a film show about the history of Majdanek. During the main stage of the project the participants, supervised by the Department of Education employees and their teachers, work in research teams on some selected issues of Majdanek history. In their work they use previously prepared popular scientific studies, archival materials, former prisoners’ memoirs and perpetrators’ accounts. They choose a form for the presentation of the results of their work, depending on the subject (e.g. drawing up a brochure; preparing a small exhibition or an artistic, photographic as well as computerised presentation; preparing an Internet website etc.).

International educational and historical projects
(duration 2 – 4 days; group up to 30 people; price in Polish – 250 Polish zloty, in other languages – 500 Polish zloty)

The programmes carried out in cooperation with German youth, have the form of historical workshops or study travel. They are founded on the idea of project-based education. Besides, they are often combined with physical work on the grounds of the prisoner fields with the aim of tending and preserving the museum space. Apart from visiting the historical exhibition, the programme includes individual preparation of a presentation, introducing the effects of the work to the members of the group and a discussion. The subjects are agreed in cooperation with the foreign partners. They are related to the history of Konzentrationslager Lublin, German occupational policy in Lubelszczyzna as well as the life and extermination of Jewish people. Similar projects are also carried out with students from Sweden and Austria, as well as with students from other countries during international workshops. Cross-cultural education also covers organizing Polish-German, Polish-Ukrainian, and Polish-Ukrainian-Belarusian projects. The youth taking part in these programmes not only have the possibility to explore the history of Konzentrationslager Lublin, but also of learning differing ways of interpreting the history of World War II and the shape of remembrance culture in other countries.

Educational seminars for teachers
(duration 1 – 2 days; group up to 25 people)

Specialist programmes are prepared for teachers and tutors interested in education at memorial sites. Their basic aim is familiarizing the participants with different methods of pedagogic activity in the institutions of this type. The main issues are connected with the methodology and didactics of the pedagogy of remembrance. The programmes include looking at the historical exhibition from the methodological point of view, lectures on the theory of education at memorial sites, presenting the prepared projects and working in study groups on the scenarios of the projects held within the framework of historical and civic education. The seminars may also have the form of international meetings (for example, Polish-German or Polish-Israeli) organized in cooperation other subjects conducting educational activities.

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