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Secondary school activities

Educational workshop

L’abattage du charbon au XIXe siècle. © Louis SIMONIN

Coal mining in the 19th century

  • Coal mining in the 19th century
  • Method: groups of 20 students
  • Location: educational workshop
  • Duration: 30 minutes

Description:

Using a slide show presentation, this educational workshop allows students to discover 19th century miners’ working conditions, including working hours, pay, the work they performed, short-term risks, illnesses, professionals and relationship with the management, and compare them with 20th century equivalents.

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Coal, underground resource

  • Audience: Year 8, natural sciences class
  • Method: groups of 20 student
  • Location: educational workshop
  • Duration: 90 min

Description:

This workshop enables students to:

  • Identify coal field fossils and fit them within a scientific classification.
  • Reconstruct the landscape of Lorraine during the Carboniferous period using geological evidence.
  • Discover the origins of sedimentary rock using the example of coal and the associated fossil schists.

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Visit to La Mine Wendel

Working in a coal mine

  • Audience: Year 9, history class
  • Method: groups of 20 students
  • Location: La Mine Wendel
  • Duration: 90 min

Description:

This guided tour of La Mine Wendel fits within the Year 9 history syllabus, focusing on the human and historical aspects of working in a coal mine.

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The environmental impact of coal mining

  • Audience: Year 8, natural sciences class
  • Method: groups of 20 students
  • Location: La Mine Wendel
  • Duration: 90 min

Description:

This guided tour of La Mine Wendel fits within the Year 8 natural sciences syllabus, focusing on the environmental impact of coal mining.

This visit enables students to see some of the ways that humankind has acted on the environment: humankind extracted coal for their own purposes, whilst taking into account the effect their actions have on the landscape.

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Visit to the Musée Les Mineurs Wendel

Under preparation.

Pit head path

Under preparation.

Meet and greet

Visit to mining communities

Coming soon

Practical information