3b Projectdays - 2018/19
Student reports from our trip to Wirtschaftsmuseum:
Our guide told us about the old times in Vienna. We learnt that the whole family used to use just one toothbrush. We thought this was very disgusting. We saw an old living room and old clothes that people wore in the past. We could try on old hats. It was stunning!
One of the rooms was a disco and the guide turned on the music and we all danced and sang the songs he played. It was really fun. The museum was very interesting and we learnt how people had lived at different periods in the last 100 years. It was very different to now as they didn’t have televisions or smartphones like nearly everyone had today. It was weird to see how people had lived without these things. I am happy that I am living in this world with telephones but it would also be cool to live in the year 1900.
My favourite room was the disco room of course! The song YMCA was playing loudly and there were lights blaring everywhere. Nathaniel had to demonstrate how people were taught to eat. They put a book under each armpit and another one on his head. He then had to eat invisible food.
I am writing about the last room in the museum. A famous painter designed this room. There was only a table and a few chairs. Our guide said that the painter didn’t need any phones or computer or internet. I think the painter meant that we also could live without our phones and that you should see the wonderful world.
At the beginning of the 20th century children were only supposed to speak if adults spoke to them. They had to sit straight when they were eating. I experienced this! I had to sit with some books between my arms and my chest and also a book on my head. It was quite hard but thankfully it didn’t fall off. It was a nice experience and also fun to learn how people used to live.