educational program 13-15 years
Do you come as a teacher with a class group? Then don't forget to book your visit. On presentation of your booking confirmation, you can come and prepare your visit free of charge, or make an appointment with the educational service to discuss your own ideas or proposals. You can also request the correction keys for the exercise sheets from them.
look, see & reflect
Your students can explore the exhibition independently using this worksheet. While there is a lot to see in the exhibition, there is also a lot to think about. So the questionnaire is descriptive as well as thought-provoking.
Home by Christmas...
With this promise - that it would only take a few weeks - hundreds of thousands took up arms. But the enthusiastic mood turned into the nightmare of an industrialised war. By means of posters, photographs, objects and testimonies, this workshop focuses on a number of themes from the museum. What is and how does propaganda work? Why do soldiers wear uniforms? And with which (new) weapons was the war waged?
With a silent system, an educational guide takes your party through the museum. The guided tour lasts one hour, but be sure to allow some time to explore the museum on your own afterwards.
city at war
With people who lived or stayed in Ypres during the war, the students go out into the city centre. On the way they meet themselves in those others. Do they decide to flee or do they persevere stubbornly? Do they draw the good fate? Or unfortunately, the wrong?
A trench war has everything to do with the landscape. Small or large differences in height make the difference between seeing or being seen. Cycling is the ideal way to experience this at first hand. From March to October, and if you foresee a minimum of three hours, an educational guide will be happy to work out a suitable route for you, with or without a picnic stop along the way.
€ 105 (€ 35 per extra hour)
ghost in a bottle
Though forbidden by international agreements, the war also went on the chemical way. Ypres is the place where poison gas was used for the first time in history on 22 April 1915. In the front sector where this happened, we let soldiers speak. But also civilians can talk about this weapon that spares nothing or nobody.
great war, little peaces
At Christmas 1914, soldiers came out of their trenches to fraternize in no man's land. Friend and foe noted that they shared more similarities than differences. In the years following there were no more Xmas truces, but still a lot of smaller peaceful events.
route and stops > (under construction)
a multicultural war
The war brought together populations from all parts of the world in the Westhoek. Even if they were on the same side, they were not always treated equally. Moreover, from their own culture they 'd brought their own (religious) customs. So local people often drew big eyes and sometimes living together was not easy.
from front to hospital
When it became clear that the war would make many victims, the organization of the medical service became better and more institutionalized. The wounded were taken from the front via intermediate aid stations to hospitals in the rear area. Cemeteries along these evacuation routes are their last silent witnesses.
route and stops > (under construction)
exploring the area
"I must go over the ground again," Edmund Blunden wrote in his memoirs. Today that is still an invitation to go out into the former war landscape. The worksheets below can help you on this exploration.
Worksheet for a visit to the Menin Gate.
a British cemetery
Worksheet for a visit to a British cemetery (no specific site is focused on).
Worksheet for a visit to the French military cemetery of Ypres (Zonnebeekseweg, 8900 Ypres).
Worksheet for a visit to the German military cemetery of Langemark (Klerkenstraat, 8920 Langemark-Poelkapelle).