Secondary level I

Discovering the nature of distant countries, their inhabitants and their culture: at the Übersee-Museum, this means that students can research, listen, touch, try out and use new knowledge in an age-appropriate way. The variety of topics of the educational offers is large. Below you will find a small excerpt of the offers for the secondary level I. The museum education team will be happy to inform you about further possibilities.

Young and Wild (Junge Wilde)

5th – 8th grade, duration: 60 minutes

Eye to eye with a tiger, kangaroo or an African ostrich? Animals from all over the world take centre stage here! On the tour, students can discover how insects, reptiles, birds and mammals give birth to their offspring. What is the importance of brood care? How important is learning? And when are animals actually adults?

Bookable until 10 April 2022

Korallenriffe – vielfältig.verletzlich.verloren? (Coral Reefs – Diverse. Vulnerable. Lost?)

5th – 10th grade, duration: 60 minutes

The tour through the small special exhibition focuses on the importance of tropical coral reefs for oceans and people. In addition to the ecology of these ecosystems, the global and local threats facing the reefs are addressed. In addition, protective mechanisms and one’s own responsibility are discussed.

Bookable until 10 July 2022

From near and far – favorite and disgusting animals

for 5. – 6th grade, duration: 60 minutes

For many people, snakes and spiders belong to the animals with “disgust factor”, while others count them among their favorite animals. Why is that? And what do students really know about these animals? On this guided tour through the exhibitions of the museum, they will meet different representatives of the animal world.

Discovery trip Asia

For 5th – 9th grade, duration: 60 minutes

The Asia exhibition provides insights into the diversity of the continent’s natural and cultural environments. In the rainforest the species-rich animal and plant world can be seen, in rural regions rice cultivation can be observed and the bustling megacities contrast with the meditative atmosphere of the Japanese garden. Tradition also meets modernity in the worlds of faith and living and entertainment culture.

America on the move

For 5th – 10th grade, duration: 60 minutes

The America of the 21st century, the differences between North and Latin America in politics, economy and culture as well as the formative power of religion are explained in the context of the various waves of immigration since 1492. A retrospective look at the geological and climatic changes shows, however, that internal migrations have also had a major impact on the development of the habitats of the animal and plant world. The exhibition area Immigration is followed by the thematic complexes Religion, Politics and Society, and World Trade. Finally, domestic American issues are considered in their global implications.

A museum tour

For 5th – 10th grade, duration: 60 minutes

After an introduction to the history of the house and its exhibition concepts, students learn about the permanent exhibitions. “Oceania”, “Asia”, “Africa” and “What makes the world go round” invite you to collect impressions from overseas. The tour will include topics such as “Effects of Colonialism” as well as “Adaptation to a habitat.”

Introduction to Indonesian Gamelan music

For 5th – 10th grade, duration: 60 and 90 minutes

Whether Gong, Kenong, Saron or Bonang – playing the instruments of a Gamelan orchestra from Java is easy to learn and especially fun in a group. The students will work on the basic features of an Indonesian piece of music on the original instruments of the museum. The focus is on ensemble playing. Previous experience is not required.

What makes the world go round

For 5th – 10th grade, duration: 60 minutes

This tour focuses on issues and problems of globalization. Seven themes challenge students to address “World-changing issues” that concern humanity around the globe. These include “Climate change,” “Communication,” “Sex and gender,” “Time,” “Human rights,” “Migration,” and “Global economy.” Afterwards, games and interactive research stations invite visitors to explore interesting topics in more detail.

Africa – people, animals, landscapes

For 6th – 9th grade, duration: 60 and 90 minutes

The exhibition vividly conveys various facets of Africa’s history and current situation in the areas of everyday life, desert, resources, society as well as hominization.

With participation: designing with recycled material

Tracking the past of German colonialism in Africa

From grade 9, duration: 60 minutes and 90 minutes

After a brief general introduction to the concept and history of colonialism, the focus will be on German colonial rule. Among other things, the genocide of the Herero and its consequences as well as the political situation in Kamerun at the “time of the Germans” are discussed. References are made to the past of the museum as well as Bremen.