Upper secondary 

Teaching material: “J.S. Elkano. Following in his footsteps””


This teaching material has been created by Itsasmuseum Bilbao as a resource for teachers and students of the 2nd cycle of Compulsory Secondary Education and High School who visit the temporary exhibition “J.S. Elkano. Following in his footsteps”

The aim is to make known the importance of the first circumnavigation to the Earth now 500 years ago and the consequences that the discovery of new latitudes, cultures and spices has had, both historically and economically, scientifically and socially.

We let teachers adapt this teaching material to their students in the way that seems most appropriate.

Check it out here!

Be a worker at the Port of Bilbao for a day


The Port of Bilbao is one of Europe’s most important Atlantic trading ports. Indeed, Bilbao was a port before it was a city. But today’s port facilities, based in Santurtzi, Abanto-Zierbena and Getxo, are very different from the original port in the heart of Bilbao itself.

Pupils first visit the Port Centre, an exhibition on the Port of Bilbao which forms part of the permanent collection of the Museum, then go on to a workshop on sailing knots covering the figure-eight, reef and bowline knots.

MÁS INFORMACIÓN


  • Education stage: Upper secondary (ages 16-18)
  • Duration: 2h
  • Times: Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 to 14:00
  • Organisation: at least 15 and at most 25 children per group. No more than 3 groups at a time (approx. 75 children).
  • Price (including VAT): €3.5 per child with the group monitor admitted free of charge
  • Bookings: 946 085 512
  • Queries: didaktika@itsasmuseum.eus

* Itsasmuseum suggests that the topic of pirates be worked on beforehand in class and that children wear simple pirate fancy dress for the visit (hat, eye-patch, etc.).

A river full of life


This activity begins with a guided tour of the museum focused on the environmental recovery of the river estuary and on its current ecosystem. It ends with a physical and chemical analysis of the water quality using a sample taken from the river just outside the museum.

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  • Education stage: Upper secondary (ages 16-18)
  • Duration: 2h
  • Times: Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 to 14:00
  • Organisation: at least 15 and at most 25 children per group. No more than 3 groups at a time (approx. 75 children).
  • Price (including VAT): €3.5 per child with the group monitor admitted free of charge
  • Bookings: 946 085 512
  • Queries: didaktika@itsasmuseum.eus

* Itsasmuseum suggests that the topic of pirates be worked on beforehand in class and that children wear simple pirate fancy dress for the visit (hat, eye-patch, etc.).

The stars: the SatNav of sailors


Fragmento de la Actividad Las Estrellas:

In days gone by the stars were the SatNav of sailors. They used the stars to guide them, with instruments such as the quadrant, the astrolabe and the sextant. In the northern hemisphere they used Polaris, the Pole Star, to tell where north was, while in the southern hemisphere they used the Southern Cross as their guide.

This activity for secondary school pupils begins with a guided tour and then gets them to build their own astrolabe, nocturnal and sundial, which they learn to use with the help of an exercise book.

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  • Education stage: Upper secondary (ages 16-18)
  • Duration: 2h
  • Times: Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 to 14:00
  • Organisation: at least 15 and at most 25 children per group. No more than 3 groups at a time (approx. 75 children).
  • Price (including VAT): €3.5 per child with the group monitor admitted free of charge
  • Bookings: 946 085 512
  • Queries: didaktika@itsasmuseum.eus

* Itsasmuseum suggests that the topic of pirates be worked on beforehand in class and that children wear simple pirate fancy dress for the visit (hat, eye-patch, etc.).

See Bilbao from the river


An activity designed jointly by Itsasmuseum and Bilbobentura to encourage visitors to enjoy some of the historical and architectural landmarks of Bilbao and see for themselves the huge changes that the city has undergone in recent years, from a different viewpoint. The tour begins at the museum and continues by canoe or SUP (stand-up-paddle) along the river or by bike along the bank.

* Available only from April to October

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  • Education stage: 1st and 2nd cycles of primary education (ages 6-10)
  • Duration: 2h
  • Times: Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 to 14:00
  • Organisation: A guided activity for groups of at least 15 people aged 10 and over who can swim. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Price (including VAT): €13 per person.
  • Bookings: 946 085 512
  • Queries: didaktika@itsasmuseum.eus

* Itsasmuseum suggests that the topic of pirates be worked on beforehand in class and that children wear simple pirate fancy dress for the visit (hat, eye-patch, etc.).

New workshop

Be a shipwright for a day


In this activity pupils discover how wooden ships were traditionally built by 20th-century shipwrights in Bizkaia.

The workshop begins with a guided tour of the permanent exhibition and Erain, where there is a further exhibition and a live workshop.

Pupils then get the chance to put what they have learned into practice and build a half-hull model of a small Basque whaling boat known as a txalupa.

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  • Education stage: 1st and 2nd cycles of primary education (ages 6-10)
  • Duration: 2h
  • Times: Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 to 14:00
  • Organisation: A guided activity for groups of at least 15 people aged 10 and over who can swim. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Price (including VAT): €13 per person.
  • Bookings: 946 085 512
  • Queries: didaktika@itsasmuseum.eus

* Itsasmuseum suggests that the topic of pirates be worked on beforehand in class and that children wear simple pirate fancy dress for the visit (hat, eye-patch, etc.).

Guided torus and workshops

Infant and primary education pupils can get to know the permanent exhibition through a game where they solve a number of clues, followed by a handicrafts workshop. We also offer guided tours and workshops for secondary and upper secondary pupils.

Depending on the programme and weather conditions, some activities may be staged in our outdoor exhibition area.

Non-guided torus

On non-guided tours, seven dioramas created with Playmobil figures representing part of the contents of the permanent exhibition are available to children. This child-friendly resource is available at the museum’s learning centre, and encourages children to play as they learn.

Audio-guides

Free audio-guides are available to visitors at the Museum’s ticket office. If they prefer, visitors may also download the audio guide onto their smart phones. It is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems.

Schools


GUIDED TOURS AND WORKSHOPS

GUIDED TOURS AND WORKSHOPS

Times
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 – 14:00.
Approximate duration:
1’5 – 2 hours
Price
€3.5 per pupil (including VAT) with free admission for teachers

Number of pupils per group: at least 15 and at most 25.

No more than three groups at a time (around 75 people) may be admitted.

NON-GUIDED TOURS

Price
€2 per pupil (including VAT) with the group monitor admitted free of charge

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