The Great War: Education Program

At the Center for Urban History, the exhibition: "The Great War 1914 - ... Individual and Global Experience," continues. It is a short guide to the history of the first half of the twentieth century and to those changes, which during that time occurred in all spheres of human life: economy and law, science, medicine, and art.

The exhibition "The Great War ..." is the only one in Lviv and one of only a few in Ukraine, which is exhibited in a multimedia format. Guests have the opportunity to "touch historical facts" by using the touch screefn. The democratic interactive design of the exhibition space encourages visitors to learn more, analyze, and come again. A large array of photographs, maps, posters, video materials, and periodicals enable visitors to feel the spirit of the era. Artistic installations, interactive maps, videos, video games and comics - all of this, together with an interesting selection of often unexpected facts try to show different aspects of war: from the global redistribution of the political world map, economic and scientific transformations, to its impact on the fate of a variety of its participants.

Within the exhibition space, we organize an educational program: thematic tours, programs for students, meeting with teachers and an overview of the exhibition. We invite teachers, group leaders, lecturers, and representatives of adult education classes to conduct a class at the exhibition by participating in the following programs:

"Family weekends"
In the spring we started an experimental program for parents and children. Schools, extracurricular groups, educational programs are all great spaces for developing children but routine often leaves little time for parents with children to spend quality time together. The program “Family Weekends” is a great opportunity to visit an exhibition and learn something new and beneficial while having fun. We invite parents to view the exhibition when our employee, together with the children will improvise and interact in interesting creative assignments, playing table games, drawing comic strips and viewing maps.

The program is designed for parents with children (aged 5-10) and will take place very Wednesday and Sunday (11.00 am to 4.00 pm).

Advanced registration is not required.

General tour of the exhibition
We invite you to familiarize yourselves with the exhibition material during the general tour which is tailored to different age groups. Tours require advanced reservations and are designed for groups of 5 to 30 participants. Duration - 1-1.5 hours.

Start Your Summer With the Center
For the start of summer, we developed a program with the focus on schools offering summer camps and practicums. We take into account age peculiarities of groups and requests from teachers, that is why the format of the excursion may vary from an entertaining game to the overview of key events and consequences of the First World War, or to a short subject-based talk. We are flexible to changes and suggestions. We are open for cooperation and newideas.

"Lessons of History"
We invite teachers to conduct classes for high school students in order for them to get an in-depth study on the topic of the First World War as part of the school curriculum. Interactive maps of the front and significant battles of 1914-1918 and life in Lviv during the war will be useful for students who are preparing for external independent testing or are interested in history. We offer different formats: lesson, developed jointly with teachers and our staff, we offer the space and materials for holding the lesson, and propose a prepared plan from the Center's staff. Some of the proposed topics include: "Lviv in the First World War," "The theater of battle: fronts, and significant battles", "The Home Front," and "The consequences of World War I."

"Teachers cabinet"
We are open to working not only with history teachers and strive for an interdisciplinary approach and examination of the history of events of the early twentieth century. The exhibition space and materials can be a good backdrop for conducting open classes, educational hours, discussions with students on broader topics that relate to the history of the period: art, culture, medicine, economics, gender, conflicts or consequences of war. In collaboration with teachers we striving to create a comfortable environment for children, so that they can learn the material and recognize something new in an interesting way.

All activities are free but require pre-registration. We are open to working with you, to new collaboration formats and interesting proposals.

To sign up, as well as with questions and suggestions please contact the Center's coordinator of educational programs Khrystyna Boyko - kh.boyko@lvivcenter.org, +380630193286