The Great War

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: In Flanders Fields Museum
    Institution type: Museum
    Institution URL:
  • Format:

  • Target population:

  • Cost (per practice):

    10-50 euros
  • Setting:

    Your institution
  • Themes:

    Remembrance education and/or history education, Citizenship/democracy education, Human rights/discrimination, Critical thinking
  • Core activities:

    Film viewing, Image analysis, Lecture, Testimonial, Slide presentation

Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    Up to 34
  • Age of target population:

  • Additional specifics:

    National/local specifities (e.g. activity targeted to Swedish school students)
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    The frost broke up, The air grew sleepy and the ground sloppy, forewarning us of what we hardly yet troubled to discuss or fancy, the real object of our journey, the Ypres Salient. Edmund Blunden, December 1916 From authentic material, testimonies, documents, aerial photos and trench maps, it becomes painfully clear what the notorious Ypres Salient involved for the men of both sides and how commanders and scientists anticipated its development. History, but very recognisable.
  • Materials used:

    Written or other published material, Material culture, i.e., physical object or setting, Audiovisual material, Online material
    Link to the material:
  • Material produced:

    Not applicable
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    The workshop takes one hour and is always in combination with a visit to the museum
  • Length of activity:

    Up to 5 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

  • Accessibility and replicability

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

    Dutch, English, French, German
  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:


Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • How many times?:

  • By whom?:

    Participants, Informal non-participant observer
  • By what means?:

    Informal verbal feedback
  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    Wars never stand in isolation. It is almost as if they have roots that grow invisibly underground, before springing up somewhere else to create a new conflict. We must not be blind to the forces that set the machinery of destiny in motion one hundred years ago. To do so would rob us of the chance to discover the patterns of the past that can help to teach us the lessons we need for the present and the future.
  • Indicators of success:

    repeat demand
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: wouter sinaeve
    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:

    Pre-knowledge of the audience
  • Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:

    the fact that teachers understand that by following this workshop, students will look with a different view to the museum
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

    educational package (Dutch, English, French)
  • Other comments or details: