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German-Polish schoolbook

The venue was sincerely everyday, creation a plan all a some-more spectacular. On 22 Jun 2016 Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his Polish reflection Witold Waszczykowski together with a Brandenburg Minister of Education Günter Baaske presented a schoolbook entitled “Europe. Our History” in a public gymnasium of Robert Jungk High School in Berlin. It is a initial book for propagandize lessons prepared jointly by Poles and Germans. Since 2012 historians, pedagogues and authors from both countries have worked to elaborate a contents. And now volume one in a schoolbook array is uninformed off a presses in both German and Polish – only in time for a 25th anniversary of a Polish-German Treaty of Good Neighbourship.

“I consider it’s good that we are holding a display together,” pronounced Steinmeier branch to his counterpart. The revisit in a high propagandize in Berlin, where a entertain of a pupils learn in German and Polish, was no reduction critical to him than a central gratifying rite commemorating a Treaty that was after hold in a Federal Chancellery. For a Polish Foreign Minister a book had both a domestic impression and unsentimental significance. “Pupils learn story from a common perspective,” Waszczykowski said. This will strengthen toleration for a particular other perspective of things and assistance discharge stereotypes.

Three serve volumes are planned

Back in 2008 a governments of Poland and Germany concluded to rise a corner schoolbook for story lessons. With evident outcome pupils in Germany and Poland in years 5 to 10 will be means to investigate regulating a initial volume on a story of Europe from Classical Antiquity to a Middle Ages as it complies with a curriculum in both countries. Three additional volumes in a array covering a story of Europe by to a commencement of a 21st century and unfailing for propagandize training are scheduled to follow by 2020.

The members of a legislature of experts emphasised that a book is essentially a book for training European history. “It is a joint, European story narrative,” commented Robert Traba, Chairman of a Joint German-Polish Schoolbook Commission, that was founded as prolonged ago as 1972. It is an expectancy common by a pupils, who were on theatre with a experts in a Berlin school’s public hall. “We will see story from dual sides. It will be some-more design and will embody topics that until now have been omitted,” pronounced an 8th-year lady who had trafficked from Poznan to attend a event.

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