What's going on
At the beginning of the project we signed the agreement with National agencies, organized the managment teams, informed students,
parents, colleagues, wrote Newsletter about the project in the media, sett up the websites and etwinning platform and created Erasmus corners in each school.
Students gained a basic overview of the given period and placed it in a wider context from the Second World War to the 1990s.
LOGO OF THE PROJECT
Each of the participating countries created a draft logo, which was then voted on in the Survio application. The winning logo was the logo from Poland, which will be used on official documents throughout the project.
official project logo
We planned that The Czech Republic would create a questionnaire focusing on the knowledge of the 20th century that will be used for finding the level of knowledge at the beginning of the project and at the end of it. Students participating in the project would complete the questionnaire and the results will be kept for comparison. Finaly we found out that it would be very difficult to create one general questionnaire for all 5 countries, so we decided that each country would create its own questionnaire. We have saved the results and everything will be used to compare the gained knowledge before the end of the project. We found out that the knowledge about the given period is average among the students.
First online meeting
Almost fifty students and teachers from the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Croatia, Poland and Bulgaria were able to meet in Google Meet for online students and teachers meeting, visit individual countries, cities and schools virtually and, most importantly, talk. We set up Gather chat rooms for the pupils, where the pupils spent almost an hour and discussed everything. At the beginning of the meeting each school presented the country, city and school. Every school has prepared different forms of presentations to show the highlights. After the meeting we created a Paddlet where the students exchanged photos, social media accounts and information about themselves.
2nd online meeting
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Questionnaires for parents
"What do they know about the period in other countries?" Eeach country created 4 questions with multiple choice about what was happening in that country during the communist regime (focusing mainly on the period 1968-1989 / 91). We will use this questionnaire especially for students parents but also for our friends and teachers to find out how much they know about the history in East European countries.
First exchange in Brno, Czech Republic
On 4. - 8.10. foreign students from Lithuania and Poland will visit our school as part of the Erasmus + project. Unfortunately, today's times made it impossible for students from Croatia and Bulgaria to arrive, and we will meet them during our stay at some online activities.
As part of the exchange, we have prepared activities focused on history, culture and cultural heritage, which are the main topics of the project. As part of the exchange, pupils and students will work with timelines, with which they will be able to get acquainted with the development of history from the Second World War to the 1990s in individual countries and make comparisons. They will learn to subtitle period news, which will show them the methods of propaganda at the time, gain awareness of important monuments of Brno and the surrounding area, especially those on the UNESCO list, experience period afternoons, which should bring them at least part of everyday life in the period, visit period museums and they will communicate in English at all times.
We hope that the stay will be successful and that everyone will enjoy only the most pleasant experiences.
First exchange in Brno - travel log
Second exchange, Lithuania, Vilnius
As part of the EU-funded Erasmus + project, we moved to Lithuania after our first meeting in the Czech Republic. We spent the whole week there from May 7 to 14. The topic of the week was the development of the countries participating in the project during the communist period and in the case of Lithuania also the Soviet occupation. The whole country was very affected by these events, but it maintained its patriotic attitude. Lithuania has had to fight long and hard for its freedom and independence, and it is clear that they value them very much. We learned a lot of new information about Vilnius and visited beautiful and important places in the country.
We walked through the historic center of the city, where we could admire the Lithuanian monuments. We looked at the parliament, which is considered an important symbol of the former independence of Lithuania from the power of the USSR. We must not forget to visit the Soviet bunker and IX. fortress in Kaunas, where the crimes of the Nazi occupation are commemorated. The historical tour continued at the Cold War Museum. The journey took us to the cold Baltic Sea, specifically to the town of Palanga.
Overall, the program has helped us understand this important period from the perspective of countries other than ours, explore a new country and meet great friends we will never forget.
Third exchange, Poland Gdaňsk
Exchange stay in Poland through the eyes of Bakalka students
My sister and I were able to meet under the Erasmus + program, which is co-financed by the EU and got the chance to visit neighboring Poland. The CHerisH project, in which Bakalka collaborates with schools from Lithuania, Poland, Croatia and Bulgaria, is focused on mapping historical events second half of the 20th century.
We really enjoyed the exchange stay. It was a huge opportunity for both of us to have a look somewhere we haven't been before and got to know the beautiful city of Gdansk and lots of other interesting things places. Before we met the families who became our hosts for a week, we were very nervous. But there was no reason, because everyone was very nice. A total of 32 of us met in Gdańsk students, 16 foreign and 16 Polish, with two teachers from each country.
The whole program was nicely prepared. We liked the tour of the historic city center, which we were guided by a talkative guide. From him we learned many interesting things and he also introduced us to the history of Poland. Among other things, we obtained information about important moments in the history of the participating countries that led the Eastern Bloc states to democracy. On the contrary, we acquainted the participants with our velvet revolution and milestones that led to it. Together we visited Malbork Castle, which is not only the largest brick castle in the world, but is also listed on the UNESCO list. It was a long tour, which lasted about three hours, but was definitely worth it. There was also a visit to the museum - European Solidarity Center, which deals with the history of the Polish civil resistance and other oppositioncommunist Eastern European movement. Every evening we went to the beach to admire the beautiful sunset. We spent the last day looking for amber, walking on the beach and buying souvenirs.
We really enjoyed our stay. We got acquainted with Polish culture and we already know that we are definitely into We will return to Poland someday. Thank you very much for being a part of it. It was an unforgettable experience.
Tereza and Zuzana Provazníkova
Travel log Lithuania
Travel log Poland
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I wish there were more such opportunities.
A very fun experience
I appreciate all the people - both teachers and students - whose efforts and enthusiasm have made this project a success!
Thank you for everything:)
thank you for giving me an opportunity to be part of this fun project!
Thank you for involving me in this project:)
It was amazing
Have a happy summer vacation ;D
Thank you very much for this amazing project! I enjoyed it very much. :)
Thank you for everyone!
You can not imagine, how cruel it is to separate us now. But no, seriously, I am really glad I joined the project. I guess I will remember it for a lot of folowing years. Thank you.
Thank you to the main coordinator of the project - the Czech teachers - for doing a great job in uniting all the partners to achieve the goals of the project, for creating a friendly atmosphere. I also appreciate the efforts of our national coordinator - Nida.
I’m so glad we took part in the project. It was our first, but I’m sure - not last.
we got to know a lot of information about what the communist era looked like in other countries
What did we like best? What is the funniest or most memorable moment you've had on the project?
I visited places that I would probably never visit.
Just hanging out on the beach or the disco
Time after the school and meeting with others
When I was in Wilnus and I went on a bowling
Malbork Castle, it was much fun
Akwarium in Gdynia, I spend some time with the girl I was hosting and it was really nice
The evenings with the other students
The 80's party
SSSR Bunker in Lithuania
the soviet bunker visit in Lithuania
trips to the beach
That two day trip was amazing. And dance parties were unforgettable!
Getting to know new people and learning much more about the struggle for independence and democracy in the partner countries than I knew before.
Meeting lech Walesa
travelling to other cities in Lithuania
I loved the team games, they were so fun to play, it also helped strengthen knowledge of other students, and i just loved everything
There was a lot off funny things:)
Trip to palanga
the eurovision party
Just meeting with everyone for the first time
trip to Palanga
Game walking on logs
Going to Trakai and realising how independant we can be
Thursday in Poland disco + 80's dress up
The soviet bunker
Meeting my friend from Czech Republic for the first time in Brno after months of communicating online.
Time i spent whith terezie
trip to Plateliai lake
Positivity in everything.
Perhaps the visit to the former soviet bunker in Lithuania. It was not funny at all but it was a strong experience indeed.
I don't have a particular moment but I mostly remember and value friendships I achieve and all the little moments. I miss them everyday.
During meetings, I enjoyed observing students from different countries work together in international teams, really listen to each other, tolerate each other's differences and cooperate well to complete assignments and achieve common aims.
Our first mobility in Czech Republic. It was our first „touch” of Erasmus. It was so nice to take part in it.
meeting Lech Wałęsa
Soviet bunker or any activity we did in our past school time
Soviet bunker in Nemencine and meeting with Lech Walesa.
When we were in the Soviet Bunker
Meeting other people
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the kahoot games