KINDERGARTENS AND SCHOOLS

KINDERGARTENS AND SCHOOLS

Love and knowledge are the greatest gifts we can give to children. Exploration and the chance to get lost among the great mysteries of bygone eras can be better for a child than any bedtime story. Let's set out to make new discoveries, create memories and learn something along the way.

SPEND A DAY IN THE PAST

Enrich your lessons with museum lessons and museum lessons for young children.

TIMELINE

Students use a timeline to understand the simultaneity of major historical processes and events across periods. They learn about material historical sources to help them understand the traces of human life and activity across periods. They learn about the role of the various institutions that preserve historical sources and about some of the subsidiary historical sciences that are essential for the study of history (archaeology, etc.).

LIFE IN PREHISTORIC TIMES

Students get a basic idea of life in prehistoric times by looking at archaeological excavations from the wider area of Maribor. Mock-ups of prehistoric dwellings also give pupils an insight into the different prehistoric periods. They work in groups to create a detailed timeline of the periods covered, take it to school and keep it up to date until the end of the school year.

OLD RIMLIANS

The archaeological excavations are used to show the pupils everyday life in Roman antiquity, funerary customs, building methods, the importance of the emergence of writing in our region and the significance of the Maribor area in this period.

MEDIEVAL MARIBOR

Students learn about the origins of the medieval city and the individual phenomena and structures in the city from the Middle Ages to the early 18th century. In a lesson in the permanent exhibition Between the Glamour and Misery of the Middle Ages, pupils draw conclusions about the appearance of the medieval city and the way it defended itself against military dangers, using the exhibited artefacts. They learn about the function of the town magistrate, how the townspeople earned their living, what languages they spoke and how they dressed. They learn about the basic symbols of the city and the development of the name Maribor.

MARIBOR DURING THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

The permanent exhibition and the individual architectural features of Maribor Castle are a direct source for understanding the consequences of the Turkish invasions of (historical) Slovenian lands. In the permanent exhibition, students learn about the innovations in armaments and the advantages of the Turkish army that influenced the organisation of defence and the construction of new defence towers in Maribor, as well as the castle bastion as an authentic anti-Turkish defensive architecture. The museum exhibits introduce the Protestantism in Maribor, the plague epidemics and the great fires of the 16th and 17th centuries.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OLD MARIBOR

The worksheet lesson lasts two school hours. The lesson includes a tour of the former city walls, a visit to the defence towers and some of the buildings and monuments (the city castle, the synagogue, the plague marker, the town hall, the Church of St John the Baptist).