The elective course "Elbasytanu" was held in October, November, 2013. Pupils of the 7th grade of school-gymnasium No. 4 named after Zh. Zhabayev became listeners of this course.
In the activity the Museum pays a special attention to the expansion of the directions of museum pedagogy within research of a phenomenon of leadership of the Head of the state. For this purpose the scientific programme researching the biography and historical role of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation N. A. Nazarbayev is developed. During researches the staff of the Museum has collected rich material about children and school days of the future President. Chief research officer of the Museum L.A. Omarova developed the course "Elbasytanu" which purpose is education of independent historical thinking, promotion of personal and political creed of the First President among younger generation.
During the course pupils got acquainted with the childhood, youth of the President. Having comprehensively revealed facets of the personality of N. A. Nazarbayev, the lecturer noted that in school days the Head of state differed ability to lug away counterparts. It, probably, anticipated his achievements in adult life.
Within this course the meeting with N. A. Nazarbayev's schoolmate and friend – Sadvakas Esimbayev was held. Children were given a rare opportunity to ask questions about school days of the Head of the state. Marking out many sidedness and originality of President’s thinking, the schoolmate emphasized his huge respect for the roots, parents, native land.
For final lesson listeners prepared speeches about President’s role in the history of independent Kazakhstan. Pupils expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to learn interesting facts from the biography of the President.
During realization of the course documents from funds of Personal archive of the Head of the state, as well as materials of the scientific and search expeditions conducted by the staff of the Museum on the motherland of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan were used. After completion of the course certificates were handed over to the children.