Cooperation with schools in Joensuu
North Karelian Museum’s InterActive History project has had lively cooperation with local schools during the autumn semester. Project Coordinator Reetta-Mari Kellokoski has been as teacher in the optional course in Utra School. The course is called ‘Secrets of Utra’ and it is about getting to know local history and cultural heritage. The program has included games, archive films, baking and learning about old time’s lifestyle via old newspaper articles and advertisements for example. Sixteen students from the 4th, 5th and 6th grades have participated in the course.
North Karelian Museum and Rantakylä Teacher Training School organized together project weeks related to industrial history for the 7th grade students. The project lessons were implemented during mother tongue and literature, and history lessons instructed by teachers Anniina Kariniemi and Janne Heiskanen. The project weeks started by making a trip to Utra district, where students visited the Utra island and participated a workshop instructed by project coordinator Reetta-Mari Kellokoski and intendant Iiris Heino in Utra’s old school building. During the project weeks, the students created their own fictional characters related to Utra’s industrial community and filmed video material for example. The project weeks were really good experience and students learnt about industrialism trough local history and destinations.