The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is pleased to invite the teachers and the students of tenth to twelfth grade of Polish schools to take part in the innovative educational project called “European, Poles, Citizens”.
The long-term aim of the project is to increase civic awareness and rights of national minorities among young Polish people in Lithuania. In the first stage of the project the civics textbook in Polish has been created in cooperation with the experts from Poland and Lithuania as well as the teachers from Polish schools in Lithuania. The current project, which is a continuation of the previous initiative, aims to introduce a modern civics curriculum.
The project starts on September 30th and is supposed to make it possible to teach civics in Polish with the aid of radio broadcasts in Znad Wilii Radio Station as well as a series of press articles in “Kurier Wileński”.
Over the 12 weeks the articles on civics will be published in Friday’s issue of “Kurier Wileński”. These topics will be presented in broadcasts of Znad Wilii Radio Station every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. The scope of material will be formulated by the teachers from Polish schools. The schools will be provided with the Polish-language civics textbooks “European, Poles, Citizens”.
During the project the students will broaden their knowledge of civic education in topics such as:
- nation and state
- the European Union
- human rights
- social activity
- contemporary world problems
The lectures in “Kurier Wileński” and Znad Wilii Radio Station will end with an online exam for students. The exam will take place on December 10th, on the 65th anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
After finishing the course, all of the participants will receive certificates. Students with the biggest number of points will receive prizes (plotting computer, cell phone, iPod etc.).
Only those who have appropriate knowledge can successfully fight for their rights. During the project the students broaden their knowledge of civics which is really significant and necessary not only for passing the Matura exam, but also for being a citizen who is aware of their rights and duties.
All the students who are interested in the project are welcome to register on the subpage http://wos.efhr.eu/ by putting the name of the teacher and the school. The civics textbook, the articles from “Kurier Wileński” and the recordings of the broadcasts of Znad Wilii Radio Station will also be uploaded on the subpage.
The teachers interested in taking part in organizing the project (against payment) by promoting it among students, writing articles and giving radio broadcasts are asked to call 867137765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tłumaczenie by Martyna Kołtun w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Martyna Kołtun within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.