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Latvia / What do we teach about our neighbours?

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  • 1. Latvia Europe Baltic region World Local Territorial concept of history teaching 199 5 - 2007
  • 2.
    • Middle Ages
    • Development of the European states in Middle ages.
    • Christian church. Social estates.
    • Cultural, educational and scientific achievements.
    • Arabs and Islam.
    • Territory of Latvia before crusades.
    • Livonia.
    Example from National Standard
  • 3.
    • Modern history
    • Changes in society.
    • Renaissance.
    • Reformation.
    • Geographic discoveries.
    • Development of European states in Modern times . Civilisations of discovered area (China, America etc.). Cultural, educational and scientific achievements.
    • Polish – Lithuanian and Swedish power in Latvia.
    • Dukedom of Curland .
    • Russian power in Latvia.
    • Latvian national awakening.
    Example from National Standard
  • 4.
    • Contemporary history
    • Development of the World.
    • World W ar I .
    • Development of the states between two world wars. The Second World war.
    • Two political and economical systems after W orld W ar II .
    • Achievements of 20 century and nowadays global problems.
    • European and world integration. Most important international organisations.
    • Development of the Latvia n state in the 20 ct.
    • Culture and education in Latvia in the 20 ct.
    • Most actual problems in current Latvia.
    Example from National Standard
  • 5.
    • Why are the neighbours reflect ed in textbooks (curriculum) of history in Latvia :
    • because they influenced the course of events in Latvian past ?
    • because they are a fundamental part of European and world heritage?
  • 6. X Country, people or n ation Influence d Latvian history European , world heritage Estonia X   Lithuania X   Poland X X Russia X X Byelorussia     Finland X   Sweden X   Denmark X   Iceland X X
  • 7. Lithuania
    • Ancient balts and ethnic brothers.
    • Great principality of Lithuania as a state and continuation of freedom fights of Baltic folks against Teutonic order .
    • Polish-Lithuanian state.
    • Lithuanian-Latvian border problems .
    • A uthoritarian regime in 20-30 ties .
    • S oviet Lithuania as success story.
    • Common fight against totalitarian regime. National awakening .
  • 8. Lithuania
  • 9. Estonia
    • Crusades .
    • Medieval Livonia .
    • University of Tartu .
    • Liberation war 1918-1920.
    • Latvian – Estonian border problems .
    • Au thoritarian regime in 30- ties .
    • Common fight against totalitarian regime. National awakening .
  • 10. Estonia
  • 11. Russia
    • The ancient Slavs as neighbours .
    • Expansion of medieval Rus sia in Baltic.
    • I nfluence of Orthodox church in Baltic.
    • Rising of Great principality of Moscow.
    • Livonian war .
    • Peter the Great and incorporation of Baltic lands in Russia .
    • Baltic provinces in tsarist empire .
    • C ommunis tic regime in Soviet Union.
  • 12. Russia
  • 13. Byelorussia
    • Polotzk kingdom as neighbours .
    • Slavs and Slavic language in Great kingdom of Lithuania .
    • Short period of independent Republic of Byelorussia 1 919.
    • W orld W ar II .
  • 14. Byelorussia
  • 15. Poland
    • Battle at Grunvald in 1410.
    • Poland after Lublin union .
    • C ounter-reformation .
    • The d ivision of Polish-Lithuanian state .
    • R ebellion in 1830 and 1861 .
    • Liberation war 1919-1920 .
    • F oreign policy of Baltic states .
    • The beginning of W orld W ar II .
    • “ Solidarity” movement .
  • 16. Poland
  • 17. Finland
    • Status of Finland in Russian empire as an ideal example for Latvians.
    • Winter war 1939-1940 .
  • 18. Finland
  • 19. Sweden
    • Vikings .
    • The Livonian war .
    • S wedish rule in Nordic Latvia (Livland) in 17 ct . Riga under Swedish rule. “God Swedish times”.
    • Great Nordic war .
    • Swedish neutrality during 20 ct.
    • Tragedy of deserted Latvian legionaries in Sweden after World W ar II .
  • 20. Sweden
  • 21. Denmark
    • Vikings .
    • The Livonian war and short period of Danish rule in Kurland .
    • Adventure of Prince Magnus in Livonia in 16 ct.
  • 22. Iceland
    • Egil Scalagrimson in Western Latvia (Kurland).
    • Vikings in America .
    • Iceland as the very first foreign country recognised the independence of Latvia in 1991.
  • 23. What image of country, people or nation is formed by textbooks - positive or negative?
  • 24.   X Country, folk or nation Positive Negative Estonia X   Lithuania X   Poland X X Russia   X Byelorussia     Finland X   Sweden X   Denmark     Iceland X  

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