Monday, July 27, 2015

~Poland Week~ Day 1: Language and Landmarks

This week we are going to learn a bit about Poland. A close friend of ours is from there and Seri decided she would like to know more about her country. Today we will focus on language and important cultural land marks. For a bit of fun I found the head, shoulders, knees, and toes song in Polish to watch with Serenity! Lets kick things off with that!

I focused our study on three main landmarks that were placed on the UNESCO world heritage listing for Poland. The first is Kraków Old Town which is located in the central district of Kraków, Poland. There are about 6,000 historical sites in this district and over 2 million works of art. It would be a key stop on any tour of Poland's cities.

The next landmark is Warsaw Old Town which is one of the most visited places in the country. The area is filled with restaurants, cafes, and stores. There is also many examples of medieval architecture to be found as you walk the streets.

Lastly we learned about Centennial Hall. A large concert hall that is was listed as one of Poland's National Monuments in 2005. On its grounds also sits the Iglica. The Iglica is a large needle like structure and is 96 metres tall. There was once a contraption of mirrors atop the spire but the very next day it was struck by lightning. There is also a beautiful dancing fountain outside of the Hall. I found a video to show one of its night time shows.

Words we are focusing on this week:
Hi: Cześć
How are you: Jak się masz
Goodbye: Do widzenia
Please: Proszę
Thank You: Dziękuję
Sorry: Przepraszam
Mother: Matka
Father: Ojciec
Friend: Przyjaciel

Tomorrow Entertainment and Sports...

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