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Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
The Land
  • Photo galleries (Poland.pl)—See photos of Poland including images of landscapes, animals, and architecture.
  • Poland (CIA World Factbook)—Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
  • Weather (CNN.com)—Get the current weather conditions for Warsaw and other cities in Poland.
History and Government
  • Casimir III (1911 Encyclopedia)—Learn more about Casmir the Great in this brief biography of the Polish leader.
  • Holocaust Encyclopedia (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)—This article describes the German administration of Poland and includes one Pole’s personal story.
  • Jagiellonian University—Learn about Poland’s oldest university at the school’s website.
The People
  • Health Care Reform (Medicover.com)—Information on the health-care system in Poland
  • Pope John Paul II (Lucidcafe)—A short biography of Pope John Paul II
  • The Role of Women (Library of Congress)—This article address the role of women in Polish culture from the mid-1970s through 1992.
Cultural Life
  • Jan Matejko—Learn more about the famed Polish painter and see some of his paintings.
  • Paper Cutout (Wycinanki)—Learn about the Polish folk art of paper cutting as well as other Polish traditions.
  • The Warsaw Voice—The website for Warsaw’s English-language newspaper gives information about current events in the city.
The Economy
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Teacher Resources
  • Conversations with the Past Exploring Holocaust Experiences through Writing and Art (The New York Times Teacher Connections)—In this lesson, students consider what they already know about the Holocaust and reflect on the sixtieth commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz by reading and responding to testimonials of victims. They then create artwork to honor those who experienced the Holocaust. (grades 6-12)
  • Lesson Plan—From Fractions to Percentages with A Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes. A math lesson based on a story about a Polish girl in the United States (grades 5-7)
  • “Shock Therapy” in Latin America and Eastern Europe (PBS)—Students use materials from Commanding Heights Online to understand how the tools of the modern world economy have been used in attempts to strengthen developing economies in crisis. (grades 6-12)
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