What steps our pupils had to make to participate in Comenius Project and to have an opportunity to go to London? Their average semester mark had to be 7 or higher No marks below 4 during the semester Step 1: All together we had 47 qualified pupils (8th to 12th grades). They had to participate in the meeting which took place on January 12. Only those pupils who attended the meeting and were qualified according to Step 1 had the chance to take part on the following work. 24 pupils came for the meeting and 20 of them were interested in further participation in the project. Step 2:
Content to get to London / the criteria: To work out the presentation in PowerPoint Presentation should be based on the materials about the museums which had been formerly offered Presentation should be done in both languages Latvian and English Presentation consists of- front page (school name, grade, name) - content - short description of the museum + pictures - methods in how the visit of the museum become more interesting - what added values the museum can offer - conclusion the length of the presentation should be 5-7 min creativity is very important teachers of English place one additional question about the presentation in English, pupils should answer it Step 3:
It took two days to show and evaluate the presentations. Nine students decided to present their works and four of them were chosen as the best ones due to criteria. Other participants also have a chance to go on with the project work.
Evaluation blank (to evaluate the presentations for Comenius Project January 19 and 20) GradeNameDateOrator skills PowerPoint presentation (all points included *) English and Latvian Length of the presentation (5 min) Answers in English CreativityTotalNotes front page (school name, grade, name) content short description of the museum + pictures Methods which make the visit of the museum more interesting what kind of addisional activities the museum can offer conclusion What is included in the work:
Why are we doing this project in our country? What is the purpose?
Other mentioned Museums : Wax figure museum in London Oceania Museum Uffizi Gallery Dresden Gallery Pushkin Museum Danish folk museum Vienna Museum of Art The Budapest Museum of Art Picasso Museum in Boston Versailles Museum History and Nature Museum in Prague And Space Museum TATE Gallery Metropolitan Museum Sherlock Holmes Museum The Amber Museum in Lithuania Estonian Art Museum Can you mention any of the biggest museums in the world? (teachers)
Can you mention any of the biggest museums in the world? (students)
Have you ever visited a museum in another place? (teachers)
Have you ever visited a museum in another place? (students) Other mentioned Museums : Art Museum of Ukraine Vatican Museum in Rome Isakjivskas cathedral in St. Petersburg
As most of our pupils are adults, they work and have families, the questionnaires were difficult to obtain. Have you ever visited a museum in another place? (parents)
The questionnaire data shows that pupils visit museum more seldom than the teachers do. There can be several reasons such as lack of finances or interest. Unlike pupils, teachers have attended museums 100% more often.
Do you know what museums can offer to people (teachers)?
Do you know what museums can offer to people (students)?
For some pupils school is probably the only institution which gives an opportunity to visit museums (to prepare the materials for biology, history and culture classes, as well as other subjects within the framework).
Did you ever read further or buy a museum album or an informative booklet when visiting a museum?
The aim of the project is to expand students' visual range and create opportunities for visiting the museums, to let pupils (themselves and with help of teachers) get interested into the information museums offer and to involve another pupils into the work.
What will we be doing during the visits of the museums?... and... Where will we go?
At this meeting the aims and responsibilities were divided: 1. To make two working groups and visit two museums; The Sun Museum and Ethnographical Open-Air Museum 2. To sum up answers in the questionnaires
The Sun Museum February 18 This is the beginning of the cooperation with the museums This is the newest museum in Latvia, it has been chosen because it covers and is characterizes not only Latvia but also other countries in the world! The sun is only one for all of us! http://www.saulesmuzejs.lv/
We would like to invite you to this museum and it would be very nice if you come to the Sun museum bringing a symbol of the Sun from your country. Moreover, every visitor will get a little present from the museum!
It is needless to tell and show everything. It is much more interesting when you’ll visit the museum by yourselves. We have to say that the cooperation with the owner and author of the museum Iveta Grazhule was very pleasant and creative...
The next meeting – creation of our presentation
Open-Air Ethnographical Open-Air Museum on February 24 Museum offers you to have a look at something little ancient, Latvian history and to practice some ancient handicraft activities for participants. You will be acquainted with the Latvian traditions and to take some self-made objects with you to your country. http://www.brivdabasmuzejs.lv/
We have signed a cooperation agreement with this museum.
We are awaiting you on the first week of October!