Exhibition Program

We continue implementing our education programs to accompany the exhibition of photos by Tadeusz Rolke "Tomorrow Will Be Better." In addition to the formats we have already been running initially, (such as the space for the youngest visitors, general and theme-based excursions, history lessons for school pupils), we are adding meetings with teachers and a research project for teenagers at the premises of a Lviv school. Moreover, the education program for students "Near far History. On the 1990s in Other ways" continues. We go on with the development of a web resource for schools as an alternative to school textbooks. The programs center on the history subjects of the turning period of the 1990s with the focus of studying family memories, microhistory, history of things and everyday life.

General Excursions Around the Exhibition

While on display, the exhibition offers general excursions adjusted to the needs of different age groups. They use photographs, descriptions and texts could be a brief guide along the history of the turning period of the 1990s.

Duration – 1 hour

Number of participants in one group (5-30 persons)

The program is aimed at different ages and runs until April 2017.

History Lesson

Program for School Pupils and Teachers

We welcome to the exhibition groups of school pupils with teachers, students with lecturers or members of extra-school study groups. We designed a dedicated space at the exhibition and offer a specially customized interactive lesson that would make the exhibition visit an exciting game. During the meetings, we shall jointly try to go beyond the school textbooks boundaries, and carefully examine photographs at the exhibition. We shall look into the perspectives and details, decipher historical events, recognize different locations in the city. We account for different age peculiarities of groups and requests from teachers. That is why the meeting could run in different formats such as a training game at the exhibition, or a conversation about key events and changes of the 1990s. we are open for cooperation not only with history teachers but also teachers of other subjects, since we go for an interdisciplinary approach to history. The exhibition space and materials could provide a good background to have open demonstration classes, teacher advisory lessons, talks with pupils about broader topics on the history of the 1990s.

Duration – 45 min.

Number of participants in a group (5-30 persons).

The program aims at pupils of 5-11 grade and runs until April 2017.

About the Turning 1990s In a New Light

Meetings with Teachers

Educational programs of the Center target children and teenagers that is why it is important for us to consider for opinions of people who shape learning environments, such as school and library staff, people working at extra-curriculum and other educational institutions. While on display, the exhibition offers to attend meetings with teachers to discuss issues related to the subject of the exhibition. How to teach history of transformations of the late 20th c.? What do we imply by the concept of "patriotic education"? Which methods and resources could be used to engage pupils with recent history? We shall cover even broader topics such as how to use exhibition data and resources of the Center for the benefit of school curriculum?

Meetings will take place from February through April 2017 within the exhibition area.

Forward to the Past

Research Program for School Pupils

What is the history of the turning period of the 1990s for young people born in the 2000? Is it recent history well remembered by their parents or a paragraph from a history textbook on the events some thirty years ago?

Working together with pupils of a Lviv school we shall try to show their perspective on the period of time. They would rely on the testimonies of their parents and analyze everyday life of the city. They would learn about their family stories using their family photo albums and artifacts. During the program, the participants will be offered interesting workshops, meetings with historians, sociologists, exhibition curators, and own project implementation. The project will result into a stand display based on research work of the participants. The street exhibition will be displayed in the school courtyard until the end of academic year.

The program will be running in February-March 2017 involving senior pupils of one of the schools in Lviv.

Educational Program for Students

Far Near History. On the 1990s in Other Ways

The program "Far Near History. On the 1990s in Other Ways" implies engaging students into the development of a joint project focusing on the history of the 1990s in Lviv. The initial goal of the program was the idea of joint development with students of some materials for school pupils about the 1990s in Lviv. The list of dates and events is supposed to include stories of people, contributors of the events; to transfer their attitudes and expectations; to move from the level of political history to the history of everyday life, to make the events more human and include personal stories into the general narrative. It is important that the program participants, the junior students, still remember how modern history of Ukraine was being taught when in school. Also, they have ideas how to make it more exciting and informative, how to go beyond the great events and the "great people".

The program managed to include both theoretical lectures, meetings, discussions, analysis of materials, and practical assignments. The theoretical part included lectures by experts, meetings with Lviv residents who shared their memories about the 1990s (Bohdan Shumylovych, Lubko Petrenko, Oles Pohranychnyi, Oles Dzyndra, Iryna Magdysh, Markiyan Ivashchyshyn). The second stage implied practical work in cooperation with designers, illustrators, and software developers.

The program ran from November, 15 to December, 16, 2016 , and was extended to January-April 2017. The program includes 23 students of humanities of the 1-3 year of studies.

The Space for the Youngest Visitors

We are happy to welcome the youngest visitors at the exhibition. We are deeply convinced the visits of parents with their children to the exhibition is a brilliant kind of family time. The exposition area includes a corner for the youngest visitors. While adults examine the display, kids will be offered a great selection of books for children from our library, and play board games. Every week, children are offered some new and exciting activities.

For more details on the program, follow the updates on the website or the Facebook profile.

Attendance to all events and activities is free. However, prior registration is required.

To register, or to raise questions or suggestions, contact the educational programs coordinator of the Center Khrystyna Boyko kh.boyko@lvivcenter.org, tel. +38-032 275-17-34