poland By; April Miller and Alexander Clark

I.B. Schools

There are 45 I.B. schools in Poland. Most of the schools have multiple I.B. programs, for example the Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace has programs in both MYP (Middle Years Program) and DYP (Diploma Years Program). All of the schools are private and have at least one I.B. program, or a combination thereof. None of the schools, however, have the CYP program (College Years Program). The program in the most schools is the DYP program, and the program in the least schools is the PYP (Primary Years Program).


The beginnings of Poland date back to almost the 10th century. Back then, there were 2 main tribes, some of whose homes were preserved over the years. The preserved homes were made of wood and clay, while the churches preserved were made of stone, which lasts longer. For centuries, foreign architects have come to Poland to design and build many types of forward and interesting structures. Present day, Poland is still deeply influenced by German and Dutch architects, with roots from both countries and many more. In comparison, Colonial Williamsburg has only been around for a few hundred years, versus the centuries old Poland. For the most part, it was designed by William Graves Perry with major support from John D. Rockefeller. Colonial Williamsburg was deeply influenced by Great Britain and England.

Popular Polish art

Artists changed art in the 80’s from the traditional styles that had defined art before to a new, different version that some like and some don't. Some artists are Katarzyna Kozyra, whose art is frequently controversial because it is so gruesome. Another artist is Miroslaw Balka, who was deeply influenced by his country’s history of war and death and shows it in his art.


Traditionally, women stay and work in the house, but that is slowly changing. For example, the percentage of women in school has been increasing steadily through the past 20 years. The ideal life would be to have three generations in one house: wife and husband, their children, and their parents. There are more men than women that have been educated, and by 20, you are expected to be married, be you man or woman. If by 20 you are not married, then you are ridiculed by your community. Also, Poles are great believers in politeness and etiquette. If your aren’t polite, then you will be shunned and pushed away by your community.


Polish food can be spicy, but usually isn’t. There are soups like barszcz, which is a vegetarian dish served with dumplings called uszka. One main course is baranina, which is roasted or grilled muffin. Below is the recipe for red borscht soup:


Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce) package pork sausage; 3 medium beets, peeled and shredded; 3 carrots, peeled and shredded; 3 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cubed; 1 tablespoon vegetable oil; 1 medium onion, chopped; 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste; 3/4 cup water; 1/2 medium head cabbage, cored and shredded; 1 (8 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained; 3 cloves garlic, minced; salt and pepper to taste; 1 teaspoon white sugar, or to taste; 1/2 cup sour cream for topping; 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish

1. Crumble the sausage (if using) into a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until no longer pink. Remove from the heat and set aside.

2. Fill a large pot halfway with water(about 2 quarts), and bring to a boil. Add the sausage, and cover the pot. Return to a boil. Add the beets, and cook until they have lost their color. Add the carrots and potatoes, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Add the cabbage, and the can of diced tomatoes.

3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook until tender. Stir in the tomato paste and water until well blended. Transfer to the pot. Add the raw garlic to the soup, cover and turn off the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Taste, and season with salt, pepper and sugar.

4. Ladle into serving bowls, and garnish with sour cream, if desired, and fresh parsley.


Poland has been making beautiful music since the 13th century. Some artists from Poland are Marika and Ania Teliczan. There are many different styles of music, but all hold one thing in common: the singer's heritage and the beauty of each singer's voice.

Climate and weather

Poland has a temperate climate, meaning it has warm summers and cold winters. There is not much snow, and for rainfall there is roughly about 500-700 mm per year.

interesting fact

Did you know? The word "Poland" comes from the word "Polanie" which means "people living in open fields"


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