Once upon a time… New initiative allows Polish children living abroad to learn more about Poland of yesteryear
Polish children across the world will now have a chance to discover “How it used to be” in Poland of yore with the help of a new education package.
Entitled ‘It Used To Be’ (Dawniej to było), the project from the Polish Community’s Teacher Training Centre and the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), was unveiled on Tuesday in Warsaw’s Polonia House, with Speaker of the Sejm, Stanisław Karczewski and the head of the IPN, Dr. Jarosław Szarek present, alongside students and teachers of the Polish school in Vienna.
Speaking at a press conference, Karczewski said: “Learning Polish language, learning history, learning literature, learning our traditions, teaching and showing young people, scattered all over the world, what great wealth we have, of which they can be extremely proud, is a great capital and a great need."
The package, containing not just plain text, but also movies, pictures, quizzes and games was prepared with Polonia in mind, with materials for both teachers and students.
The educational package contains a manual for teachers ‘A guidebook to the history of Poland’ written by professor Włodzimierz Suleia, a textbook for children ‘Little guidebook to the history of Poland’ by Łukasz Malinowski, as well as a didactic guide for teachers and a set of additional materials for conducting lessons.
Currently the materials are in Polish, but there are plans to translate them to other languages.
The Dawniej to było set is available here: