For students and teachers

Visit the Center for Civil Education with your class! The aim of interactive workshops is to help students find answers on the meaning of public spirit and the principles of the functioning of the state. We offer an interesting learning process and inspiring environment where each part of the exposition invites to think and act and relates to the topics studied at school.

The interactive workshops are free of charge and are designed for schoolchildren and students of grades 1 12, for groups of up to 30 persons. We kindly invite teachers and educators of kindergartens to visit the Center as well. Our educators will consult you and share useful information to plan a successful visit on your own.

Choose the most suitable type of visit:

1. Interactive workshop (for students of grades 112)
Available in Lithuanian and English

Find the meaning of the symbol! (for pre–school pupils and students of primary school)

In public we see many different symbols – states, cities, institutions, even some families… have flags and coats of arms! But what do the colors and the pictures in them mean? Why is respect shown to flags? To find the answers to these questions the participants of the workshop will have to draw, glue, color and use other creative techniques during the fun learning process. 
Duration: 1 hour 30 min

A Day with a President (for students of grades 14)

Easy, involving and interesting! During the educational activity, participants will visit the exposition hall called “The Freedom to Decide and Act”. While doing playful tasks, pupils will remember the events of the Lithuanian history that are important for all and take a closer look at the work of Lithuania’s presidents. What do presidents do on working days and what is their leisure time like? For what merits can each of us be awarded with a state order? Pupils will rely on both, the information in the exposition and their personal experience, to find answers to these questions.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min

I am a Citizen (for students of grades 34)

What is the difference betweet a resident and a citizen? The answer to this question can become a base for understanding the importance of your role in the state. Not everywhere in the world the citizenship is accuired by the same means. Am I a citizen? If yes, how did I become one? Can I change or lose my citizenship? During this workshop the participants will learn about the main ways of accuiring citizenship in Lithuania and the rest of the world.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min

I am in the Baltic way! (for students of grades 3–4)

30th anniversary of the Baltic way will be celebrated in 2019. This event is one of the most spectacular examples of nonviolent resistance in world history. During this educational activity the participants will learn about the historical context of the Baltic Way, analyze what is occupation and civic movement, watch authentic images from the Sąjūdis period, read the memories of people who have participated in the Baltic Way. The activity will end up with a creative task: each participant will create a story about their imaginary participation in the Baltic Way.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min

Around Lithuania! (for students of grades 5–8)

How well do you know your country? All states have certain characteristics, such as territory or inhabitants. However, Lithuania has its own unique features that make possible to distinguish it from the other countries. During the educational activity, while working in groups, pupils will explore the interactive exposition and get more knowledge about famous Lithuanians, the structure of the budget and the peculiarities of international cooperation. Interesting information and the educational activity, based on principles of orientation game, will not let anyone get bored!
Duration: 1 hour 30 min

What can a Citizen do? (for students of grades 5–8)

From birth our rights and duties are defined by law and to solve the problems that we encounter we contact state institutions. State policy might both encourage and prevent us from taking a specific action. During this educational activity, pupils analyze the main features of the state and apply them in different situations. The questions asked in this workshop are relevant to the youth of today and with the neccessary information provided, the participants will be encouraged to think critically and make independent decisions.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min

Language Challenge: How Do We Speak Lithuanian? (for students of grades 5–8)

More and more people today forget their native dialects and adopt literary language. It has an irreversible impact on the peculiarity of our language, which is the object of interest of Lithuanian language researchers. How would the works of Lithuanian writers sound if they would have been written in their native dialects? During the educational activity we will invite pupils to get more knowledge about personalities, who spoke different dialects as well as offer to hear how other people speak and try to speak in various native dialects themselves. Toghether we will discover the beauty of the Lithuanian language that arises from its unique features.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min

Discover, Understand and Participate! (for students of grades 9–12)

Ever since antiquity people have been unsuccessfully looking for an unambiguous answer to the question “What is a state?”. Today’s political scientists agree on six main attributes necessary for the existence of a state. People, territory, international recognition, laws, institutions and a budget – these are the crucial attributes of a state that will be analysed by the participants of this educational activity. While exploring the interactive exposition, pupils will gain insight into the topic they choose, associate their newly acquired knowledge with today’s realities and present the topic to their peers.
Duration: up to 2 hours

Who creates the country? (for students of grades 9–12)

How does a person become a citizen in different countries? What does it mean to be an active citizen and how one can actively participate in the creation of the state? With the help of the information, provided in the exhibition, and their personal experience, pupils will try to find answers to the questions, mentioned above. While working in groups, students will be encouraged to raise questions, discuss and seek to find solutions to the challenges we are facing today.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min

State Budget: What Do the Numbers Hide? (for students of grades 9–12)

It is difficult to imagine an active citizen, who does not understand how the country's economy works, how the state budget funds are collected and how they are spent. During the educational activity, students will work in groups to explore the ways in which a state produces its budget as well as apply their knowledge in practice. With the help of educator, pupils will focus on an illustrative analysis of Lithuania's public revenue and expenditures. 
Duration: 1 hour 30 min

The Political System of Lithuania: Discover and Participate (for students of grades 11–12)

During the activity, pupils will examine Lithuanian political system and will pay particular attention to transparency and accountability of the government. Why are these principles so important? Based on examples of state and local government activities, we will review and discuss cases that reveal the implementation of the principle of government accountability in Lithuania. During educational activity, interactive learning methods will be used to encourage pupils to explore, interpret and solve problems by themselves.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min

2. Guided tour (for students of grades 9–12)
Available in Lithuanian, English, Russian, French and German 

The Centre for Civil Education offers an interactive exposition, which students can discover with a help of a guide and tablet computers. While listening to an interesting presentation and exploring exhibition on their own, students will get more knowledge about essential state characteristics. The visitors can choose what topics they prefer to learn more in depth.
Duration: up to 2 hours

3. Independent initiative

The Center for Civil Education invites teachers to have their lessons and use the unique environment as an alternative to a classroom setting. The exposition may be helpful for achieving specific learning objectives.

For more information and registration: +370 706 64094, registracija.vpc@prezidentas.lt