Museum educational programs
Museum offers interactive educational activities for preschool, primary, elementary and secondary school pupils, students, and programs for adult audience. Currently LCHM offers 17 museum educational programs. Many of them are available all year round, while others in a certain month, according to school curriculum or the date of historical Remembrance Day. The length of the program: 40–60 min.
Adventure of clay clump
The big and the small ones are offered the opportunity to have a wonderful journey to the kingdom of Latgale ceramics, where it is possible to feel and hear the miraculous transformations of clay, to try to turn a clay clump into a duckling, a puppy or a little bunny. The program is ideal for the visually impaired and blind visitors.
10th–12th class pupils and students will trace the rhythm of Latgalians 24-hour everyday life, will get to know the traditions, household habits, feasts and cuisines, will learn the ancient Latgalians words, and feel Latgalian spirit in and all around.
How bread is made?
This is an improvised bread making process, where it is possible to learn about baking traditions and old household dishes used for baking. The museum offers educational video material “From grain to the loaf of bread” (2013), which depicts the way of bread – grain sowing, crop growth, threshing, grain milling, bread baking traditions in Latgale, bread degustation and tea drinking.
Ancient plays and games
Pre-school and primary school age children will look into toy history, will be practically involved in making toys and playing already forgotten moving games played by our grandmothers in their childhood.
Following „Myužeigais kalinders”/Eternal calendar/ or calligraphy with a quill and ink
The museum has created the atmosphere of 19th century school, letting its visitors practically try to write an ancient Latgalian orthography with a quill and ink, and offering the opportunity to acquire life wisdom through A. Jurdžs “Myužeigais Kalinders”/Eternal calendar/ and to become acquainted with ancient textbooks.
In February students of secondary schools and higher educational institutions can get acquainted with warm-hearted and smart Bonifācijs Paulāns or Boņuks that is the hero of the novel “Cilvēka bērns” (Human child) written by the writer J. Klīdzējs and the film “Cilvēka bērns” (Human child) made by the film director J. Streičs. The museum has a collection of things that were used in the film and a film script.
For the first time in exhibition
Students are invited to attend any Art exhibition in the museum, because during the program children acquire skills how to view paintings, sculptures and other pieces of art. The program includes both conversation and practical activities – drawing. It is possible to meet some of the artists.
Joint work in Latgale farmstead
There is harvest joint work, prayers joint work, wood joint work. Pupils of younger classes will see everyday work in a farmstead according to the season and nature, will see household tools and get acquainted with field work and yearlong traditions of Latgalian farmstead by playing an interactive game.
The available programs are: Latgale liberation monument – from idea to heart, Latvian fights for freedom, Meeting in Rose city, 1991 – time of barricades, Our own ABC book, Story of worsted, All about milk, Secrets of the bowels of the earth, A cricket is singing from the stove
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