Solidarity Comes to Power


About the Author

James Bjork, Lecturer in History at King’s College in London, is the author of Neither German nor Pole: Catholicism and National Indifference Central European Borderland. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including: Woodrow Wilson Center, American Council of Learned Societies, International Research and Exchanges Board, Fulbright-Hays, Phoenix Fellowship at the University of Chicago, Ellsworth Bunker Fellowship in Diplomacy at Georgetown University, and the National Merit Scholarship.

About the Lesson Plan Author

Elizabeth Ten Dyke is Vice Principal at J. Watson Bailey Middle School in Kingston, New York. She has taught 9th- and 10th-grade global history and geography at Kingston High School in Kingston, New York, and has also taught secondary sociology, psychology, and AP human geography, in addition to undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural anthropology. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, Dr. Ten Dyke is the author of Paradoxes of Memory in History: Dresden, Germany after 1989, published with Routledge in 2001. This study explores tensions and contradictions in social memory and historical understanding in the former German Democratic Republic after 1989.