Impressions from the Northern Quarter in 1809 steps

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw
    Institution type: Museum
    Institution URL:
  • Format:

    Guided tour, Extra-mural site visit
  • Target population:

    Students, Young people, Educators in formal settings, Educators in non-formal settings, General public/non-specialist audience
  • Cost (per practice):

  • Setting:

    Your institution, Designated extra-mural memorial or historical site, Outdoor urban location
  • Themes:

    Remembrance education and/or history education, The Holocaust and/or other genocides
  • Core activities:


Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    Up to 34
  • Age of target population:

  • Additional specifics:

    Other:, People in Warsaw, both city inhabitants and tourists
  • Components of the practice

  • 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.
  • Materials used:

    Audiovisual material
  • Material produced:

    Not applicable
  • 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?:

  • Accessibility and replicability

  • Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:

    English, Other
  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:

  • If yes, which type?:

    Remembrance, history, or museum education

Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • How many times?:

  • By whom?:

    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:


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:

    Specific setting
  • 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: