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 1-12)
Available in Lithuanian and English

Find the meaning of the symbol! (for students of grades 1-2)

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 1-4)

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 3-4)

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

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

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

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

The Center 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