Socialism with a Human Face? The 60s in Slovakia (EN-CUR-763)

Countries from the Soviet block are still dealing with this part of their history. Still, there are  two parties that are fighting one another about their true interpretations. One side is full of negativism, another full of optimistic memories. Is history really just black and white? The 1960s are called the golden era in socialist countries, like Czechoslovakia. But was it really  like that? If yes, why was it different? Young people are still listening to stories of their parents  and grandparents mainly about their “better” lives in this period. But let’s make our own  opinion on it. How do the 1960s values differ from those today?

This learning scenario has been developed during the “Digital Education with Cultural Heritage 2023” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.

Author: Zuzana Zahradníčková

Age of students: 15-18

Subject and topic: Czechoslovakia under the Iron Curtain

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CC BY-SA 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Fortepan.

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