Core features of the practice
Institution name: The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw
Institution type: Museum
Institution URL: http://www.jhi.pl/en
Guided tour, Extra-mural site visit
Students, Young people, Educators in formal settings, Educators in non-formal settings, General public/non-specialist audience
Cost (per practice):
Your institution, Designated extra-mural memorial or historical site, Outdoor urban location
Remembrance education and/or history education, The Holocaust and/or other genocides
Additional information about the practice
Number of participants:
Up to 34
Age of target population:
Other:, People in Warsaw, both city inhabitants and tourists
Topics and objectives:
The practice seeks to help participants to understand the Jewish past of Warsaw. Since the former Jewish district was destroyed by the German Nazi occupants there are almost none physical traces of the Jewish past in the former Warsaw ghetto with a few exceptions we would like to present during the walking tour. Additional materials, both maps, and pictures let people see how deep changes are made to this particular part of the city since the beginning of World War II.
Sequence of activities - methodology:
A group meeting takes place by the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, where the walking tour starts. We walk through the former Jewish District and former Warsaw Ghetto streets and describe the history of the places both we can see and we can not see today since almost all of this area was destroyed during World War II by the German Nazis. A walking tour ends by the headquarter of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.
Length of activity:
Up to 5 hours
Is the activity digital?:
Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:
Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:
If yes, which type?:
Remembrance, history, or museum education
Components of the practice
Accessibility and replicability
Has this practice been evaluated?
Participants, Informal non-participant observer, Instructor delivering the practice
By what means?:
Informal verbal feedback, Formal verbal feedback, Qualitative written feedback
Core content knowledge and transferable skills:
The ability to see the past of Warsaw, including the presence of a big Jewish population before World War II even if most of their material heritage has been destroyed.
Indicators of success:
Quantifiable impact, cost efficiency, interesting, engaging for participants, raising curiosity about the past of the city.
Educational coordinator contact details:
Name: Department of Education
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How many times?:
The RETHINK project is concerned with bridging formal and informal education. This section explores the factors that make a practice adaptable.
Key factors for successful implementation:
Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:
It is necessery to visit Warsaw to adapt this practice.
Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):
Polish and English, books, online publications, maps, instructions online.
Other comments or details: