Based on masterpieces of the Museum, students take part in a voyage through the history of the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis. Through observation, using sources of information, dialogue and cooperation, students are able to discover the diachronic role of this emblematic place in the city of Athens and acquaint themselves with the people who were connected to it. At the end of the program they will construct and record alternative and future histories of the Acropolis.

Premise of the activity and supporting material

The Museum’s artefacts form the basis of this program. During the activity, the Museum provides the following supporting material:

  • models of the Acropolis Rock and its monuments
  • digital tablets with rich visual and literary material
  • videos
  • a game with resources about the Acropolis history
  • equipment for video recording, writing and design

This program is carried out by the Archaeologist- Hosts on the ground and the first floor of the Museum.

Material for optional student activities before and after a visit to the Acropolis Museum

During your school group’s visit to the Acropolis Museum, the students will get to know how one can learn about the history of the Acropolis through the exhibits in its Museum. They will also become acquainted with types of history and come into direct contact with certain of its sources. Some brief preparation with the students before their visit to the Museum can make the experience of this program even more fruitful. After your visit to the Museum you can suggest to your students that they continue their critical and creative exploration of the same subject using the material below, thus reinforcing the benefits of the experience offered by this program.

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

  • familiarize themselves with local history and the sources about it by learning about the history of the Acropolis
  • recognize the notion of the past and perceive the passing of time
  • realize the importance of material culture and the value in studying it
  • familiarize themselves with the objects and the environment of the Museum
  • enhance their senses
  • develop a critical eye, critical thinking, imagination, creativity, focus and memory
  • understand the value of teamwork and cooperation, develop social values
  • cultivate an aesthetic awareness
  • gain new interests and experiences
  • increase self-confidence and self-discovery
  • entertain themselves

Activity and School Program

  • 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: 9-18
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes