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Title of Product:

The St. Mary’s Basilica in Gdansk

Country: Poland
Century: 1400 - The 15th Century
Topic: The St. Mary’s Basilica in Gdansk
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Name of Author(s): Michał Zarzycki
Name of Producer: Net informative source; “
Language/s of Product: Polish
Target Group: General audience
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- The Website gives the vision of the scenery through architectural phenomena, the cities’ monumental icons
- The charisma of the monument is demonstrated at the
- The constitution of the church can be interpolated between the epochs and their and rhythm of life (the scenery of Gdansk, the Hanzeatic folklore, etc.)
- Possibility of diving into the subject of the cities’ symbolism under the referring icons
Description of contents:
The scenery of Gdansk is simply unbelievable without its 82 metres tower. It was under construction for the whole XV century. At present time, it is planned the general renovation of the biggest bricked church in the world.. The first point of the renovation is to refer to the tower with its sightseeing point.

The St. Mary's Church ( the former name of the Basilica till the sixties of the XX century) served for the sacral ceremonies both of Protestant and catholic origin, however its biggest splendour was cast on the city itself. The most eminent local personalities and founders found their place of eternal rest just there, and the building remains the most recognizable city's icon. The loud sound of its bells constituted the pace of the city's rhythm of life. Till now, the Basilica has not regained numerous masterpieces of art. Most often, they survived, but their destinations were museums first of all. A case in point is situated now in the National Museum of Gdansk- famous and controversial vision of the „Final Judgment”- the tryptick by Hans Memling from the Medieval Epoch.

Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: excellent
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: excellent
Degree and quality of interaction: excellent
Exploitation of the electronic potential: excellent
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: excellent
Quality of the evaluation tools: excellent
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
- The website demonstrates the platform of comparison between the architectural elements as regards the similar objects considered on account of their city inside connection and the social& historic connections.
- The students can understand better the architectural “self motivation” of the epoch and its exposure on the dignity, style and dwellers- like accommodation
Evaluation Date: 01.09.2008.
Name of teacher: Antoni Woźniak
Name of School: LO 3
Country: Poland
Subjects Taught: Fine Arts

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