How did the ancients see the future? How did the most ancient oracle of Greece operate? What form, symbols and role did Zeus, its chief god, have? What was the significance there of certain sounds and an impressive oak tree? Students will search for remarkable details among the splendid exhibits from the temple of Zeus at Dodona and discover unexpected moments in the lives of people.
 

 

Premise of the activity and supporting material

The exhibits of the Museum’s temporary exhibition ‘Dodona. The oracle of sounds’ form the basis of this program. During the activity, the Museum will provide the following supporting material:

  • writing material
  • projections
  • cards with material for finding the exhibits

With their participation in the program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • come into contact with human activity in a specific geographical area and understand the relationship between people and the environment
  • become acquainted with concepts such as: ‘sanctuary’, ‘oracle’, ‘ritual’, ‘dedication’, ‘prophecy’, ‘environment’, ‘museum’ and ‘exhibition’
  • familiarize themselves with the objects and the environment of the Museum
  • realize the importance of material culture and the value in studying it
  • recognize the notion of the past and perceive the passing of time
  • enhance their senses
  • develop a critical eye, critical thinking, imagination, focus and memory
  • understand the importance of teamwork and cooperation, develop social values
  • cultivate an aesthetic awareness
  • acquire new interests and experiences
  • increase self-confidence and self-discovery
  • entertain themselves

Activity and School Program

  • The program takes place on the ground floor and the temporary exhibitions gallery and is held by the Archaeologist-Hosts.
  • The program promotes an interactive learning experience both on its own and when combined with the school curriculum.
  • Overseas schools - Greek schools abroad and foreign schools - can book for this educational program upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr) at least one month prior to the desired date of visit.
  • This program can be given either in Greek or in English, only on Friday.
  • The Museum can receive a maximum of 50 students per group.
  • Ages: 11-18
  • Duration: 1 hour