Come and teach with Quake, a unique experience for unique students: yours

At Quake, knowledge takes pride of place. Here, students and teachers can understand and unravel the events of November 1st 1755, the fateful day that changed Lisbon forever.

As an educator, you know this better than anyone: children and young people love to learn but hate paying attention. Take your students out of the classroom and try, even if only for a moment, to make them look away from their mobile phone screens. Take them back in time to the day of the catastrophe, during the Age of Enlightenment. Help them to better understand how the shockwaves from the Great Lisbon Earthquake reached the present day. And, on the way, changed the capital of an Empire and shook the Old Continent, speeding up History.

Show and see up close how the Marquês de Pombal, then Secretary of State, reacted. He went down in History for the efficient and determined way he responded to the disaster, fulfilling three objectives:

  • 1. Restore order by introducing immediate action measures, the so-called Providências;
  • 2. Understand the earthquake by launching a nationwide Inquiry into the events of that day;
  • 3. Rebuild the city by approving a new Lisbon Plan, a radical change in the city's urbanism.

At Quake, your students will be guided through the ancient and vibrant streets of 18th century Lisbon. They will see and feel how it all happened. Back in the present, they can also learn all about earthquakes and the latest developments in the fields of seismology and geology.

In addition to providing an unforgettable experience, at Quake we seek to raise awareness for the need to adopt preventive behaviours by informing about existing civil protection plans and thus encouraging individual responsibility in building a safer society.

Allied to the experience, other pedagogical objectives can also be deepened: prepare your students to their school field trip to Quake through a selection of activities on the theme and take the fun and inspiration of Quake to your classroom. With Quake, your school will be at the epicentre of knowledge and fun.

As the earthquake simulator is part of the experience, as well as other interactive stations that require a certain emotional maturity, students under the age of 8 are not allowed.

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