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MAIRONIS LITHUANIAN LITERATURE MUSEUM

WHEN PEOPLE WROTE IN FEATHER
(Educational program for 1-4 formers’)
Pupils get to know about the history of script. They use various signs (but not letters) and try to communicate and exchange information. Pupils make also theirs visit cards on a bark of the birch and take them as remembrance.
 
LET’S MAKE A STAY IN MAIRONIS’ APARTMENT
(Educational program for 5-8 formers’)
During this educational program must rival two teams of pupils. The main request is to be mindful and to make fewer mistakes.
One of the purposes of this educational program is to combine team and individual work. Every pupil gets a set of tasks with the descriptions about exhibits in Maironis’ memorial apartment. Pupils must find particular exhibits.
The excursion guide assesses both teams of pupils and concludes which team is the winner.
 
WAYS OF MAIRONIS’ LIFE
(Educational program for 9-12 formers’)
Pupils get to know about basics of Maironis’ life. Then they must group in several teams. Every team answers different questions, analyses and summarizes particular subjects. The representative of the team must draw inferences.
The excursion guide systematizes the narration and supplements it with important information. This method of teaching is coherent to the method of discovery: primarily pupils have to formulate theirs ideas, solutions without the excursion guide.  Variance induces to search new information, to go over the same ground or to shift it. Besides, the method of discussions exercises oratory.


VAIZGANTAS’ PORTRAIT: THE PUZZLE OF TEXTS
(Educational program for 9-12 formers’)
Pupils get texts – the extracts of Vaizgantas letters, articles and lectures. One of pupils read them aloud and others have in mind interesting feature of Vaizgantas’ character. Before texts reading, the excursion guide introduces the visitors with the museum and after reading, pupils have debate.
What told the things in Vaizgantas’ house?


MUSEUM OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
 
Kostas Kubilinskas – the king of fairy-tales
(Educational program for infants)
 
During the educational program „K. Kubilinskas – the king of fairy-tales”, children guess riddles; play with puzzle. Also they read the extract and try to know a title of the tale or search an appropriate illustration in the exposition.
 
Anzelmas Matutis – faithful forest’s fellow
(Educational program for kindergartners and infants)
 
The educational program „Anzelmas Matutis – faithful forest’s fellow” is interesting for kindergartners and for infants. They get to know about the heroes of the versified fairy-tale „Drevinukas”. Children listen the extract of this fairy-tale and from it they have to guess the hero – doll. Also children can search illustrations of verses or do the crossword „Do you know background of the poet?”
 
Pranas Masiotas – the father of children’s literature
(Educational program for infants)
 
During this educational program, children get to know about writer’s childhood, about his years in the czarist school. Children read in roles the fairy-tale „Brave Hare” („Kiskis drasuolis”) or they can perform with toys the fairy-tale „A Hedgehog and a Hare” („Ezys ir kiskis“).
 
Petras Cvirka – the classic of children’s literature
(Educational program for junior pupils)
 
During this program, children visit the memorial P. Cvirka’s room that is in the cellar of the museum. The excursion guide tells about writer’s life, exhibits his photos. Children read or listen the extracts of writer’s creature and search appropriate illustrations.


JUOZAS GRUSAS MUSEUM
The first stay in Juozas Grusas’ house (Educational program for 4 –7 formers’)
And the quiz „Juozas Grusas - knowable and unknown writer”
(Educational program for 8-12 formers’)
The purpose of both educational programs is to present the exposition of Juozas Grusas’ memorial museum. There are possibility to attend the excursion round the museum and the garden. Pupils make a mental note and later must recognize some interesting exhibits. They answer the questions; get to know about audio and video, related to Juozas Grusas’ life and creature. Who are the fastest and the strictest that is awarded with souvenirs of the museum.


BALYS AND VANDA SRUOGOS MUSEUM
The quiz – game „Biography and creature of Balys Sruoga”
(Educational program for 11-12 formers’)
After the excursion, pupils try to compound facts of writer’s biography, to group his works by genres.

Crossword „Balys Sruoga”
(Educational program for 8-11 formers’)
Pupils do the crossword “Balys Sruoga”. All answers are in the exposition.

Let’s read „The Song about Gediminas” written by Balys Sruoga
(Educational program for junior pupils)
Pupils listen or read „The Song about Gediminas” and identify described views, heroes, and beasts…