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Educational Programs

Activities for Grades 5-8

A scheduled visit of 3-1/2 hours includes three of the following available components (one hour each):

 

“THE JEWISH CHILD DURING THE HOLOCAUST” – main exhibition

The exhibit follows the building’s spiral structure that resembles a whirlpool. Here between walls and fences that represent the reality of the ghetto and the camp, young visitors are exposed to the world of the child in wartime. 

 

“JANUSZ KORCZAK OF THE CHILDREN” – exhibition and activity

In the exhibit located in the center of the museum’s spiral structure, children encounter the figure of Korczak and engage in dialogue with the exhibit display and excerpts from the educator’s writings.

 

"HERE BEGAN MY CHILDHOOD" - new exhibit

This new exhibition in the temporary exhibition space complements the collective biographies and recounts what happened to child survivors at the end of the war and in its aftermath.
 

"NOTES OF LIFE" - exhibit and inquiry activity

During the Holocaust music played a valuable role: upholding the spirit of the Jews in the ghettos and camps, helping them to forget their daily troubles, strengthening their ability to overcome and carry on, and becoming a source for fighting, survival and rescue. Here at Yad LaYeled we tell the story of these youngsters, who were wonderful musicians and for whom the sound of the strings was a source of physical and spiritual existence at times of crisis and destruction.

 

"THEATRE IN THE MUSEUM" - a theatre oriented program that combines monologues based on testimonies of child survivors whose stories are told throughout the museum's exhibitions. 

 

EXPRESSION THROUGH CREATIVITY – workshops

The creative workshops provide young visitors time to process, gather and organize their experience through various art-based methods. The workshop is structured in small groups that allow maximum personal attention to each child.

Each day, two of the following activities are offered:  drama, movement, visual arts, music, creative writing, and journalism.

 

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