The aim of the programme is for the children to get to know the traditional attire of the Jews of Greece, to grasp the difference of the sephardic one and compare the romaniote style of dress with other traditional Greek costumes of the same period. Also, to compare jewellery and talismans.
Means - Stages
Welcome to the Museum. Stickers with the children’s names. Introductory game, where each child says something about themselves (favourite colour or food, where they went for the holidays, etc.).
Can and can’t do
What do you think we can do here today?
What do you think we can’t do?
Introduction to the premises
Have you been to the Jewish Museum before? What did you see? What did you like? What do you think we are going to see today? Have you been to other museums? Which ones? What did you like? What didn’t you?
Introduction to the concept “collection”
What is a collection? Have you got any? What kind?
Where else have you seen collections?
Introduction to the subject
Brainstorming of ideas about what the children know about clothes.
Which is your favourite item of clothing?
When do you wear it?
Game with items of clothing from various costumes.
Romaniote and Sephardic style of dress. Comparison with other traditional Greek costumes.
Exploring the Museum’s display. Presentation of findings.
“Dress the mannequin”
Questions regarding specific items of the Romaniote and Sephardic costume.
How jewellery is used in combination with clothes, in relation to various customs and traditions.
If you were a bride in those times, what would you be wearing?
What would you be wearing in your hair, if you were from Thessaloniki and what if you were from Ioannina?
What new thing did you learn today at the Jewish Museum?
What would you like to see or do next time you are here?