ERIC Number: ED473221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Social and Economic Collapse of Polish Communism: Life in Gierek's Poland. Fulbright-Hayes Summer Seminars Abroad Program, 2002 (Hungary and Poland).
The issues that ignited the Solidarity movement in August 1980 had been fermenting for years during the Edward Gierek regime (1970-1980). This curriculum project presents students with an experiential exercise to provoke thinking about the economic shortcomings of the communist countries of the former Soviet bloc. The project also presents the issue of the heavy censorship of Polish media to disguise the government's shortcomings. It asks students to use statistical information to describe the living conditions for most Polish people during the 1970s. The project is divided into four sections: (1) "Experiential Exercise: The Unraveling of the Soviet-Style Economy"; (2) "Media Censorship"; (3) "Researching Life in Poland in the 1970s Using Microsoft (MS) Encarta"; and (4)"Bibliography." (Contains 14 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Poland