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CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS IN EDUCATIONAL CENTERS:
“SIEGA VERDE COMES TO SEE YOU

 

Did you know that we can travel to your center and offer a conference/workshop on Prehistory in general and Siega Verde in particular?

The activity we offer aims to make the Siega Verde archaeological site known to the educational community, as well as its artistic and cultural elements to contribute to the learning of concepts, values and attitudes that enrich the culture of the student group and its means to conserve, value and enjoy the archaeological zone.

It is an activity of great educational value, in which the talks are given by the Siega Verde guides themselves, combining Power Point presentations with a workshop on paleolithic tools and their uses.

During these conferences, guides interact with the attendees so that learning is enjoyable and educational. For this, an active, participatory and manipulative methodology will be developed.

Essential objectives :

  • Disseminate and divulge the Archaeological Zone of Siega Verde.
  • Strengthen the learning of the history of the Paleolithic in students with resources close to their educational centers.
  • Value rock art in general, and Siega Verde in particular, recognizing it as one of the most important places in Europe with rock art.
  • Appreciate the recognition of World Heritage Site granted by UNESCO to Siega Verde and its membership in a cultural route of the Council of Europe such as Paths of Prehistoric Rock Art.
  • Frame prehistory and its different stages. Know the facts that produced changes between each of these.
  • Introduce different aspects of the way of life of the first hunter-gatherer societies that inhabited the Siega Verde environment, bone, stone and antler instruments that they used, hunting techniques that they used, etc.
  • Know the rock art represented in Siega Verde in its different execution techniques.
  • Arouse in students an interest in research, conservation and enhancement of the different archaeological remains.

Duration: approximately 1 hour.

Recipients : Students of Early Childhood Education, Primary, Secondary, Baccalaureate and Training Cycles.

Place of performance: Assembly hall or classrooms of the educational center.

Methodology: Conference/workshop with multimedia projection on Siega Verde and life in prehistory, as well as a workshop on the tools they used for daily life through the archaeological suitcase. At the end, the student will be given a Didactic Unit.

Didactic resources: In the following links you can download the didactic units that cover all educational levels (except university).

Performance period: During the school year (preferably during the winter).

Contact to request the conference/workshop and obtain more information:

Telephone: +34 923 480 198 – Email: visits@siegaverde.es – Web: www.siegaverde.es

Observations:

  • It is recommended that the classroom be equipped with a multimedia screen and projector.
  • This activity is taught by the guides of the Siega Verde Site.

 

We hope that this activity is to your liking and that you can schedule it soon.

EXCURSION

“SIEGA VERDE, A JOURNEY TO PREHISTORY”

Now, discover the Siega Verde Rock Art Site in situ by organizing an excursion with your students.

We offer you two options:

OPTION 1:

– Guided tour of the classroom and the archaeological site of Siega Verde.

– 1 experimental archeology workshop (to choose).

Special group ticket: €5.00/pax

Duration of the visit: approximately 2 hours

OPTION 2:

– Guided tour of the classroom and the archaeological site of Siega Verde.

– 2 experimental archeology workshops (to choose from).

Special group ticket: €6.00/pax

Duration of the visit: approximately 3 hours

To arrange the visit and obtain more information:

Telephone: + 34 923 480 198

Email: visitas@siegaverde.es

Web: www.siegaverde.es

We hope that these proposals are of interest to you and we look forward to seeing you with great enthusiasm to spend a different and fun day together.

Didactic resources: In the following links you can download the field notebooks that cover all educational levels (except university).

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHEOLOGY WORKSHOPS

The playful and educational workshops at the Siega Verde Archaeological Zone transport young and old to the very heart of prehistory.

Dedicated to the different aspects of daily life and the art of light of those who inhabited Siega Verde, it is a fun way to learn while playing and to be a part of the workshop itself.

Different topics are addressed, such as:

1- Little Artists of the Art of Light :

The children record, color and trace different scenes from prehistory, as well as the animals and signs represented in Siega Verde. An entertaining way to discover the way of life and the art of the Upper Paleolithic. It will be explained how, with what tools and techniques the Siega Verde rocks were decorated.

Recommended ages: 3 to 12 years old.

Approximate duration: 30 minutes.

2- The Green Harvest Man’s Toolbox:

Replicas of skulls of Erectus, Neanderthal, Sapiens and different pieces from that period arouse the curiosity of children, capture their attention to find out what the people who decorated Siega Verde were like. They will be able to observe and manipulate the tools that they used to carry out the activities of daily life and the art that they captured on the blackboards of the site.

Recommended ages: from 6 years.

Approximate duration: 30 minutes.

3- Hunters of the Águeda Valley:

Hunting, fishing and gathering were the basis of food for the inhabitants of the Upper Paleolithic. In this workshop, students have the opportunity to learn first-hand about one of the most important tools for hunter-gatherer societies in prehistory. You will be taught how to make a prehistoric spear and a propellant, and you will be able to check their effectiveness by firing several shots.

Recommended ages: From 6 years.

Approximate duration: 30 minutes.

4- “In the warmth of home”:

A workshop that revolves around fire; a practical demonstration is made on how people produced it during the Upper Paleolithic, the real materials they used for it and what it meant for these hunter-gatherer societies. During its development, attendees will be invited to participate.

Recommended age: from 6 years.

Approximate duration: 30 minutes.

5- Excavation workshop:

The participants become archaeologists for a day. An archaeological excavation is recreated in which the participants must discover, unearthing, various archaeological remains from different periods. Later they must document them, extract them, inventory them by completing the corresponding file and draw their own conclusions in the laboratory. All this following the methodology that is carried out for this type of excavation.

Recommended age: from 6 years.

Approximate duration: 45 minutes / 1 hour.

6- Interactive Prehistory:

Using a large touch screen, the students will carry out learning and playing activities together with the monitor.

A contest will be held in which two teams of students who have visited Siega Verde must make use of the knowledge acquired during the visit. All this to be able to correctly answer and pass the questions and interactive tests that will be presented to them.

Recommended age: for all ages.

Approximate duration: 20 minutes.

For children’s groups , an interactive story will be worked on in which they will discover the day-to-day life in the Upper Palaeolithic and will manipulate the main materials that those people worked with.

Recommended age: 3 to 5 years old .

Approximate duration: 30 minutes.

7 – Furniture art workshop:

A workshop in which its participants will become prehistoric artists. This activity allows you to learn first-hand about the materials and techniques used to represent the Paleolithic cave art that exists in Siega Verde.

Two modalities are offered; painting and engraving, in which the participants must represent prehistoric figures that they have seen during their visit to the site. All this will be represented using original materials on stones that, at the end, can be taken as a souvenir of the visit to this enclave.

Recommended age: 6 years and up.

Approximate duration: 30 minutes.