Let’s Learn About Poland

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Where is Poland?

Map of Poland

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A Few Facts About Poland
Poland is a member of the European Union. The money used is 1 zloty = 100 groszy. The population of Poland is 38,621,000. The language spoken is Polish. The capital of Poland is Warsaw.

Let’s visit the important cities in Poland.
(Click on the name of the city to learn more.)

Warsaw
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Old Town

Myslewicki Palace

Krakow

Gothic cathedral
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Gdansk

Seaport harbor

Poland’s Important People
Nicolaus Copernicus - famous ancient astronomer Frederic Chopin - a musical composer Marie Curie - woman scientist and the first to win a Nobel Prize Karol Wojtyla or better known as Pope John Paul II

What Polish Kids Do

Polish children work very hard in school and especially study English so that they will be able to get good jobs. Most families are very poor and children see the importance of trying to get to college and get good jobs. Kids play games such as soccer, volleyball, field and ice hockey and streetball which is like our basketball. The mountains provide hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Camping, swimming and fishing are popular activities in the summer.

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Famous Sights in Poland
The Białowieża Forest is a famous forest where the Białowieża National Park is located. It also has a Bison Reserve where you can visit the bison. Malbork Castle is Europe's largest Gothic castle and was once known as Marienburg, a classic medieval fortress. The central part of Poland has many lakes and this area is called the Great Masurian Lakes.

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Polish Culture and Life
A traditional folk art is the wycinanki which are a very detailed paper cutout.

At Easter they decorate eggs with very elaborate painting called pisanki.

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The Polish love to dance in their traditional costume. Their well known dance is the polka and they enjoy polka bands.

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What the Polish Like to Eat
Visit this site to find out about what Polish kids eat! www.e-village.jp/opc/07evc/07aday01/82/index.html

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Learn More About Poland
www.galenfrysinger.com/poland.htm Christmas in Poland www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditionspoland.htm Lonely Planet Guide www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/europe/polan d/

Kids Konnect - Poland www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/329/27/ Ask 4 Geo – Poland www.ask4geo.com/poland.php

Books to Read Poland. Patrick Ryan. The Child’s World, Inc. 2001. The Poles. Greg Nickles. Brown Partworks Ltd. 2001.

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