National Museum New Building 20. 3. 2015 – 6. 1. 2016
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Life vs. Death

Why are people afraid of death? How did people deal with death in the past? During the programe students will learn more about this taboo topic. They will find out, that in the past the death was an usual part of life. They will be confronted with various forms of death in the world of animals and humans. They would be lead to think about drastic form of death as murder, execution, war, deadly disease. Student will also discuss the topic of eschatology, what did people assumed is after death and what do we think now. The program takes place in the exhibition and the students work with worksheets.
 
Targeting: High school
Duration: 90 min
Educational field: History, Biology, Civics and Social Sciences, Health Education, Personal and Social Education
Keywords: death, ethics, religion, ritual, punishment
Outputs - Student: uncovers the taboos associated with death, realizes scientific significance of the death and difference, how the death was seen in the past and today, develops hisvisual literacy, critical thinking, arguments and expresses his opinions, can feelings and impressions, in one part of the program he works independently and select important information
Price: CZK 100/student (school group of 16 or more students), CZK 40/student + CZK 1000/lecturer (school groups of 15 or fewer students), accompanying teacher free
Number of students: max. 30 students
Reservations: vzdelavani@nm.cz, phone: +420 224 497 443
 
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Mysterious Death?

How does nature deal with the death? How varies the cycle of life and death in human lives and in lives of animals? During the program students will learn more about the present of death in the cycle of life and how much this is a balance needed in nature. They also discover how our ancestors were thinking about the death and they will have oppurnity to learn about the development of approaches to death from prehistory to the present. They become familiar with various mythological interpretations of death and the afterlife. Students are encouraged to reflect on the role of death on Earth, and over its various forms and approaches to it. The program takes place in the exhibition and the students works with worksheets.
 
Targeting: older primary school children
Duration: 90 min
Educational field: History, Nature, Personal and Social Education, Ethics Education
Keywords: cycle, predator, death, afterlife, burying
Outputs - Student: Understands the cycle of life and death as a natural part of nature, realizes the importance of death to maintain the balance of nature, understands the importance of development and different approaches to death and burial from prehistory to the present
Price: CZK 100/student (school group of 16 or more students), CZK 40/student + CZK 1000/lecturer (school groups of 15 or fewer students), accompanying teacher free
Number of students: max. 30 students
Reservations: vzdelavani@nm.cz, phone: +420 224 497 443
 
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