on.tour for Elementary Schools

A Mobile Educational Program for Berlin and Brandenburg

With the Suitcase Full of Surprises program, the mobile educational initiative on.tour – The Jewish Museum Berlin Tours Schools is targeting elementary students aged 6 to 11 in Berlin and Brandenburg. It is designed to teach children about Jewish life past and present in their familiar school environment.

By appointment

A Suitcase Full of Surprises

Our mobile program for elementary schools touches on various cultural, religious, and historical aspects of Judaism. Offering a wealth of objects that the students can pick up and examine, the team members promote a playful, explorative, research-centered, and self-directed approach to learning. Workshops and project days can be designed from thirteen combinable thematic modules to meet specific group needs.

For students aged 6 and older, we recommend the following modules:

  • The Hebrew Language and Alphabet: Bible, Torah, and Siddur
  • Religious Symbols and Places: Menorah, Star of David, Pomegranate, Temple, and Synagogue

For students aged 8 and older, we recommend:

  • Jewish Dietary Laws
  • Religious Dress and Prayer: Kippah, Tallit, and Teffilin
  • The Jewish Calendar and the Annual Cycle of Jewish Festivals
  • Everyday Life, Festivals, Day of Rest (Sabbath)
  • The Jewish Museum Berlin and Its Architecture (Daniel Libeskind)
  • Jewish Festivals I: Passover
  • Jewish Festivals II: Hanukkah
  • Jewish Festivals III: Purim
A girl hangs a pomegranate-shaped gift on a tree branch

A girl hangs a pomegranate-shaped gift on a tree branch
Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jule Roehr

For students aged 9 and older, we recommend:

  • Coming of Age in Judaism: Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • National Socialism: Emigration and Hakhshara before the Second World War
  • Local and Regional History: Looking for Traces of History in Local Communities

After a prior consultation, we will put together a program for your class. The workshops normally last two to four school periods (90 to 180 min.), but we will gladly come to your school for the entire day (six periods). The workshops fit in perfectly with your school day, enabling students to learn about Judaism in the familiar rhythm of their daily schedules.

More Information

  • When

    By appointment

  • Duration

    2 to 4 hours

  • Entry fee

    Begins at 50 euros, depending on scope

  • Please contact us for an individual offer

    on.tour
    phone: +49 (0)30 259 93 315
    fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 328
    ontour@jmberlin.de

  • Age

    For children aged 5 and older

  • Educational method

    Workshop

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    Up to 15

Workshops & Tours (8) Programs for Preschools and Elementary Schools Show all

Programs for Preschools and Elementary Schools

Preschool and elementary school groups can reserve a variety of thematic workshops at the museum.

Jewish Life and Traditions

Bookable guided tour about religion and culture for students from preschool to age 19

What do Judaism and Islam Have in Common?

Tour about the Jewish and Islamic religions for students aged 10 to 19

Shabbat

Workshop for students about the weekly holiday

Through the Museum with an App

Scavenger Hunt 2.0 for Elementary Schools and Holiday Club Groups

The Crazy Crooked House

In this workshop, children aged 6 and older learn about Daniel Libeskind’s museum architecture and get to build their own wacky building model.

Mazel Tov

Bookable workshop for kids about luck

A Suitcase Full of Surprises

Mobile educational program for elementary schools in Berlin and Brandenburg

Feeling and hearing History

Multisensory tour of the architecture for students aged 10 and older with and without visual impairments