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1. Cultural development in independent Ukraine: experience and prospects

2. Development of sciences and technologies


While answering the first question it is important to stress that proclaiming of the independence of Ukraine (August 24, 1991). Forming of the grounds for laws in sphere of culture and education. Establishing and development of the system of secondary, high and professional education in Ukraine. Development of NAU at the contemporary stage. Achievements of Ukrainian scientists in the sphere of sciences and technologies. Activity of NAS of Ukraine. Achievements of civil aviation in Ukraine. Influence of the market economy and a mass culture on the development of national cultural space. Foundations of the network of cultural industry and cultural communication. Spreading of commercial genres in literature. Development of literal journalism, contemporary cinematography, theatre. Contribution of Ukrainian artists to the treasury of the world culture in the XX-XXI centries. Book publishing in Ukraine. Integrity of Ukrainian cultural space. Culture of Ukrainian abroad: scientific, educational and art achievements of Ukrainians.

In the second question it is important to outline intellectual potential of Ukraine and to demonstrate activity of Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, development of Ukrainian aviation science and technology. Special issue of interest is airspace field of scientific activity. Ukraine produces nearly all types of transportation vehicles and spacecraft. Antonov airplanes and KrAZ trucks are exported to many countries. Since independence, Ukraine has maintained its own space agency, the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU). Ukraine became an active participant in scientific space exploration and remote sensing missions. Between 1991 and 2007, Ukraine has launched six self made satellites and 101 launch vehicles, and continues to design spacecraft.





Warm up

1. Answer the following questions. Work in a group. Compare your answers.


- What do you know about history of England? Do you remember any bright characters or events from it?

- Can you describe the relationships between Great Britain and Russia in their historical dimension? Were there any periods of common challenges or mutual influence?

- Are there any facts about English history you would like to know better?

- What American presidents do you know? What are they famous for?

- What period of American history seems you most interesting? Why?

2. Offer and choose subtopics for the presentation (individual or in a group).

Here are some ideas:

- What do we know about Celtic culture? Can we see any elements of it in modern life?

- What was the role of the roman invasion in Britain?

- When did the Christianity come to Britain? What did it bring to the local culture?

- Who was Henry VIII? Can one man change the way of the whole country?

- Personalities (Elisabeth I; Charles I; W.Churchill; M.Thatcher etc.)

- Urban life in the USA today. What are the issues?

- History of American cities (Boston, New York, Chicago etc.).

Choose the way you are going to do a presentation at the end of the unit.



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