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18.10.2021

Historia Magistra Vitae est? – Educational Session for Teachers

On October 16, 2021 the first edition of an educational session for teachers entitled “Historia Magistra Vitae est? A Participatory Visit at the State Museum at Majdanek – the Experience of Teachers and Educators.

Numerous educators from all across Poland participated in the project. The meeting was devoted to the extracurricular historical education and the educational visits to the post-camp memorial sites. The event in this form was organised for the first in the Museum’s history and it aimed at drawing a comparison between the perspective of teachers and museum educators.

The session was initiated by the staff of the Museum’s Education Department, who discussed the issue and role of museums in the extracurricular historical education, and the topic of projects for the Polish students as seen from the museum’s staff perspective. Then, the floor was given to the guests who discussed the same issue from the teachers’ point of view. It was an opportunity to share each other experiences and ideas.

The next step of the programme included participation in an exemplary workshop, which served as a measure to present the methods and techniques employed by the museum educators in teaching at the memorial sites. During the final stage of the event, all participants had an opportunity to join a guided tour around the area of the former German Nazi concentration camp in Lublin.

The all-day session also provided a great opportunity to exchange thoughts, discuss potential questions, and establish new connections.

We enclose a few opinions given by the project’s participants, as a result of this inspiring discussion.

Considering the fact that I have already participated in many educational sessions, I once more am not disappointed. The diversity of the topics discussed by the speakers as well as the variety of content and forms was altogether of utmost quality. I am not only leaving with a load of new experiences and thoughts, but also with high hopes for the future cooperation with the Museum.

– German language secondary school teacher

Difficult subjects and topics must be discussed. However, as proven by the experiences of teachers and educators, it must be done with great care, preparation, and adaption to the age and perception of students. Nothing should be forced. Only then, history can actually become a teacher of life. Only then, the past experiences will not only be a footnote and a historical fact, but something that will affect the future.

– History primary school teacher

I am not only moved, but also inspired. I genuinely feel that my work is valuable, and that we should search for new methods, forms, and tools that the students will find convincing. We should remain persistent – the duty to teach about the Holocaust falls on us, on teachers and educators. The speeches given during the session prove that with sufficient determination everything can be achieved.

– Polish language teacher

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