Belarus / What do we teach about our neighbours?

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  • What is interesting: 'inclusion of Belarusian territories in Russian Empire' was inserted into Russian chapter not Grand Dutchy of Lituania or Poland parts.
    Anyway Varietas delectat.
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Belarus / What do we teach about our neighbours?

  1. 1. WHAT DO WE TEACH ABOUT OUR NEIGHBOURS <ul><li>Vital Kirylenka, </li></ul><ul><li>Nadzeya Kushner, </li></ul><ul><li>Siarhei Lukashanets </li></ul>
  2. 2. Curriculum <ul><ul><ul><li>History and Social Science Courses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>History of Belarus </li></ul><ul><li>World History </li></ul><ul><li>People. Society. State </li></ul><ul><li>Years of studying </li></ul><ul><li>Basic secondary school (V-IX grades) </li></ul><ul><li>Upper secondary school (X-XI grades) </li></ul><ul><li>University course (1st year) </li></ul>
  3. 3. World History <ul><li>Vikings </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden – Thirty years War (1618-1648) </li></ul><ul><li>North War (1700-1721) </li></ul><ul><li>Alfred Nobel Award </li></ul><ul><li>Soviet-Finnish War (1939-1940) </li></ul>
  4. 4. World Contemporary History: 1918-2000 RUSSIA LITHUANIA POLAND UKRAINE LATVIA 20% 69% 100% 75% 25% 58% 42% 11% 29% 14% 57% Connotation positive negative neutral
  5. 5. Belarus neighbours <ul><li>Latvia </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Russia </li></ul><ul><li>Ukraine </li></ul>
  6. 6. Latvia <ul><li>Polatsk duke Uladzimir and Riga foundation (1201) </li></ul><ul><li>Struggle between Livonian knights and Belarusian Dukes of Kukeinas and Gercike (XIII century) </li></ul><ul><li>Riga-Belarusian trade cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Participation of Belarusian-Lithuanian State in Livonian War (1558-1582) </li></ul><ul><li>Belarusian people in Latvia </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lithuania <ul><li>The formation of Great Dutchy of Lithuania, Rus and Samogitia (XIII century) </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuanian-Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (February 1919-July 1920) </li></ul><ul><li>Transition of Vilnia to Lithuania in 1939 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Grunvald Battle (1410)
  9. 9. Poland <ul><li>Invitation of Great Duke of Lithuania Jahajla to the Polish throne (1385) </li></ul><ul><li>Unions between Great Dutchy and Poland (1385, 1401, 1413) </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing of Rzecz Pospolita of Both Nations (1569) </li></ul><ul><li>Polonization on Belarusian nobility and spread of Roman Catholic Church (XVI-XVIII) </li></ul><ul><li>Uprisings 1794, 1830, 1863 </li></ul><ul><li>Riga Peace Treaty (1921) </li></ul><ul><li>Western Belarus as a part of Poland (1921-1939) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Rzecz Pospolita of Both Nations (1569)
  11. 11. Russia <ul><li>Kiev Rus </li></ul><ul><li>Moscow-LIthuanian Wars (XV-XVIII) </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion of Belarusian territories in Russian Empire (1772, 1793, 1795) </li></ul><ul><li>Uprisings (1794, 1830-31, 1863-64) </li></ul><ul><li>Russian Empire policy in Belarus (rusification, serfdom and its abolition in 1861, reforms of Alexander II) </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutions (1905, 1917), World War I </li></ul><ul><li>Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR </li></ul><ul><li>World War II </li></ul>
  12. 12. Russian Army moves to Lithuania (XVI century)
  13. 13. Ukraine <ul><li>Kiev Rus </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Water Battle (1363) and liberation of Ukraine lands by the Great Dutchy from tatars </li></ul><ul><li>Cossacks Wars (XVII) </li></ul><ul><li>Ukranian and Belarusian Democratic Republics (1918) </li></ul><ul><li>Western Ukraine and Western Belarus in Poland (1921-1939) </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Ukraine and Belarus States (1991) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cossacks in XVII century
  15. 15. Different Views <ul><li>Latvia – no problems </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuania – the essence of Great Dutchy of Lithuania, Vilnia/Vilnius history </li></ul><ul><li>Poland – National heroes and famous people origins, the rule of Pilsudski regime </li></ul><ul><li>Russia – belarusian nation existance, slavic lands of Great Dutchy of Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>Ukraine – Polesie region origins </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusion <ul><ul><li>We have many topics to argue but we are together and happy to discuss these questions... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unity in variety... </li></ul></ul>

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