CLIL: History, English lesson

Class 6 (12year olds)
Objectives/ Targets
Talking about famous people’s lives and work, discussing past activities and abilities.
Structures
He was born in 1896. – He studied at university. – He could speak German when he was young. Politician, publisher, during , War World II, the Nazi, committee, refugee, Jew, Jewish, orphan, counterfeit, concentration camp, “Righteous Among Nations”.
Vocabulary Politician, publisher, during , War World II, the Nazi, committee, refugee, Jew, Jewish, orphan, counterfeit, concentration camp, “Righteous Among Nations”, witness.
Writing (Put it in Writing)
Writing a biography of Henryk Slawik

Forever famous!
Henryk Slawik - Polish Wallenberg.

Henryk Slawik was a Silesian politician and publisher. He was famous for his humanitarian action during the World War II.
Henryk Slawik was born on 26 July, 1896, in Jastrzebie Zdrój. At the age of six Henryk went to a local German school. His mother wanted him to study but the family was poor so Henryk couldn’t go to a university. As a young man, he helped his father in the field and taught himself. In 1928, Henryk married Jadwiga Purzycka and they had a daughter, Krystyna.
After 1921 Henryk Slawik decided to move to Katowice. In 1923 he became a journalist. In 1928 Slawik published “Gazeta Robotnicza”. He wrote about the hard life of workers and political problems. He became a member of Sliesian parliament and travelled to Geneva.
In 1939,Germany attacked Poland. Henryk Slawik, a Silesian activist, politician and journalist, was wanted by the Nazis. Henryk could not stay in Katowice so he escaped to Hungary. There he met Jozsef Antall. They both could speak German very well and became friends. Antall helped Slawik to organize the Citizen’s Committee for Help for Polish Refugees. Slawik worked hard to improve the lives of many Jewish orphans. He risked his life to rescue Jews. He gave counterfeit passports to people in need, Poles and Jews, and helped rescue more than 5,000 people.
On 6 July 1943, at the age of 47, Slawik was arrested by the Gestapo and killed in a concentration camp. After the war, the Jewish teachers and children from the school in Hungarian Vac became Slawik’s witnesses. On 6 November 1990 Henryk Slawik was awarded a title “Righteous Among Nations”.

Based on the text book “Welcome 3” Elizabeth Gray – Virginia Evans, Express Publishing.

Spóźnione honory dla Henryka Sławika

Józef Krzyk „Spóźnione honory dla Henryka Sławika” w Gazeta Wyborcza z 26 lutego 2010.

…o Sławiku przez ponad pół wieku nie było głośno. Przynajmniej nie w Polsce…(…) Za to od dobrych sześciu lat trwa u nas niekończący się festiwal Sławika. (…)
Czy coś jeszcze można zrobić dla nieuhonorowanego przez kilkadziesiąt lat bohatera? Na początek dobrze by było pomyśleć o czymś, co by Sławika wprowadziło do świadomości ludzi, którzy choć trochę interesują się II wojną światową. Skoro na lekcjach historii – czy tego chcą, czy nie chcą – młodzi ludzie muszą uczyć się o wszystkich wygranych i przegranych bitwach oraz powstaniach, niekompetentnych wodzach i politykach bez wyobraźni, którzy prowadzili ludzi na śmierć, może nie od rzeczy byłaby szkolna lekcja o człowieku prawie w pojedynkę ratującym tysiące ludzi od śmierci?