The goals of the lesson
Introducing the students to the history of the 2nd Armored Train Division in Niepołomice.
Acquainting students with the history of Niepołomice after World War I and during World War II.
The student remembers:
The importance of armored trains as an important type of weapon at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Students learns the history of the military unit in Niepołomice in the interwar period and during World War II.
The history of the 2nd Armored Train Squadron in Niepołomice and its combat route at the beginning of World War II:
- The unit was established in 1928 in the Niepołomice military garrison.
- Six armored trains were in service in the squadron: "Śmiały", "Groźny", "Piłsudczyk", "Stefan Czarniecki", "First Marshal", "Bartosz Głowacki".
- During the September campaign, all trains took an active part in the fighting. Unfortunately, changes in the art of war that took place in the interwar period resulted in the tactical and combat importance of armored trains.
The student understands:
- The military significance of Niepołomice after World War I and at the beginning of World War II.
- Reasons for the outbreak of World War II and the German attack on Poland on September 1, 1939.
- Changes that made certain types of weapons unusable, including armored trains.
- The role of the presence of a military garrison in the political, cultural and social life in Niepołomice.
The student is able to:
- search and segregate source material,
- individually or in a group, find mementos and memories of the 2nd Armored Train Division,
- skillfully take part in documenting information about places related to the analyzed subject,
- use the sources and acquired knowledge for independent interpretation of the analyzed phenomena,
- interpret found and known sources.