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Coronavirus: WHI tips for learning without school

The coronavirus made schools close their doors for an indefinite period of time. Here are some tips to keep your kids active at home.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. The coronavirus paralyzes our country, but we can put this experience to good use by observing and being curious. Teaching undoubtedly is a true profession, but educating is everybody’s business. Learning is also possible outside the school perimeter.

Your kids will probably kill time by reading, watching Netflix, playing board and video games, baking or engaging in other manual activities. They will also get bored, but the upside of boredom is that it kindles imagination. Culture is another way to go, especially with the educational service’s pedagogical files (only available in French and Dutch). Prepare your children for a Museum visit as soon as we will have reopened our doors. Follow the guide…


Life and Death in the First World War Trenches

With official documents, private archives, personal souvenirs and pictures you and your children can discover what life was like for the soldiers in the Belgian trenches.

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Propaganda

Propaganda is often linked to the inter-war totalitarian regimes, but it actually is much older. Pharaohs and emperors already used it thousands of years ago to tighten their grip on society. It is applied by both dictatorships and democracies. This file discusses the countless channels through which propaganda seeps into our daily lives. A contemporary reality to explore with the entire family.

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Remembrance and Monuments

This file presents your children with the opportunity of discovering civilian and military monuments in your surroundings. Discover their history, their meaning, their symbolism and the message they want to convey. Get in touch with heritage.

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History of Aviation

Discover the incredible adventure of the conquest of the skies, from the hot-air balloon to the present-day fighter plane. Perfect for all children dreaming of a job as an airline pilot!

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In French

In Dutch