ERIC Number: ED374022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Poland. A Selection of Teaching Materials.
Freedom House, Inc., New York, NY.; Educational Excellence Network, Washington, DC.; American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
This document is a collection of supplemental classroom materials on Poland to be photocopied for use in secondary schools in conjunction with the Education for Democracy's Classroom-To-Classroom project. The materials offer an historical framework for considering current events, as well as some insight into the events, ideas, issues, and personalities that have propelled Poland's successful movement towards democracy. A timeline and maps are included to give a basic historical context. Editorial cartoons, a resource guide, and suggested classroom activities also are included. The three maps included are: (1) central Europe, pre-World War I; (2) central Europe, post-World War II; and (3) Poland's shifting frontiers. The timeline stretches from 966 AD to 1991. Readings, grouped in five sections are: (1) a short history "The People Versus the Party" (Leopold Ungr); (2) excerpts from two Histories on Solidarity: "The Polish Revolution: Solidarity" (Timothy Garton Ash) and "Heart of Europe: A Short History of Poland" (Norman Davies); (3) four Notes from the Underground from 1982; (4) Voices: "The Books of the Polish Nation" by national poet Adam Mickiewicz, "Poem for Adults" (Adam Wazyk), "If You Insist of Screaming Do It Quietly" and "Write Legibly" (Stanislaw Baranczak) and "Report from the Besieged City" (Zbignew Herbert); (5) Change is Comprised of five articles dealing with the internal forces that make change possible: "A Negotiated Settlement" (Jackson Diehl, "The Polish Kakeidoscope of 1989," in "Captive Minds: A Journal of Information and Opinion on Eastern Europe,""The Age of Solidarity" (Adrian Karatnycky), "Missing the Vote" (Maria Balinska), and "Polish Politics: Walesa Runs for President (Adrian Karatnycky). Contains 28 references. (DK)
Descriptors: Democracy, European History, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Maps, Poetry, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Studies
Education for Democracy Project, American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20001.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Freedom House, Inc., New York, NY.; Educational Excellence Network, Washington, DC.; American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
Note: For related item, see SO 023 315.