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For school students, there is also a lot to experience and to learn in our museum. In addition to this being a unique experience, the educational programmes of the Dutch Museum of Lithography match perfectly with teaching concepts such as art, history, communication and technology.
Lesson plan: About Yesterday
The educational programme ‘About Yesterday’ has been developed by Inheritance Brabant (Erfgoed Brabant) for pre-school education (groups 1 and 2), and tailored to the Dutch Museum of Lithography by the culture coaches of the Valkenswaard municipality.
The teacher happened to find a suitcase at the bus stop! Who could the suitcase belong to? Curious, the children open the suitcase. How odd, all those familiar and unfamiliar objects. A magnifying glass, white gloves, poetry pictures, museum brochures … Could this suitcase belong to a museum? And what is a museum exactly?
For the pre-schoolers, the discovery of the suitcase is the beginning of a journey about the discovery of the concepts ‘museum’, ‘past’ and ‘preservation’, highlighting into a visit to the Dutch Museum of Lithography and the presenting of the suitcase to a very happy museum employee.
At the museum, the children will carry out a number of short tasks in split-up groups. They search for colours, learn to recognise shapes, sort pictures, make a puzzle and, with guidance, stamp their own name on a colour chart.
- The ‘About Yesterday’ lesson plan is consistent with the usual way of teaching pre-school education, where the class spends several weeks working on a theme. The teaching package is ready for use.
- Costs: € 50 per class.
Lesson plan: Little Treasures of the Museum
In North Brabant, there are many museums with the most diverse collections. What all these museums have in common, is that they are treasure troves of objects that are worth preserving for one reason or another. But what exactly is value? That’s what the project ‘Little Treasures of the Museum’ is all about.
Prior to the museum visit, the school students are first made to think in class about what actually makes an object ‘valuable’. This introductory lesson at school is followed by the museum visit.
In the Dutch Museum of Lithography the children watch a broadcast of the TV programme Het Klokhuis about lithography, followed by a treasure hunt and a real lithography demonstration on a one hundred years old printing press!
The visit to the museum will last approximately 60 minutes (a maximum of 30 pupils and accompanying adults; larger groups by arrangement).
As part of this teaching programme, primary schools in North Brabant can visit the museum free of charge.
Lesson plan: Lesson plan: ‘In Search of the Printing Stones!’
Upper primary school classes
An educational treasure hunt for children in the upper grades (8-12 years)!
In the Dutch Museum of Lithography, the children will first watch a broadcast of the TV programme Het Klokhuis about lithography, after which they will get to know lithography in practice through a printing demonstration with a one hundred years old printing press!
Next, the children will go on a treasure hunt through the museum in pairs. This way, they are independently guided past various objects in the museum and learn to discover the museum on their own.
The visit to the museum will last approximately 60 minutes (a maximum of 30 pupils and supervision; larger groups by arrangement).
Costs: € 50 per class.