Ви готові до курсу історії України? Are you ready for a Ukrainian History Course?

Have a look at some important historical expressions below before listening to this episode.

In this Ukrainian Lesson, you will:

  • listen to my introduction about курс історії України;
  • learn some vocabulary to talk about history and time;
  • listen to the first part of the Ukrainian History Course in 3 chunks with my explanations; 
  • try to solve a short quiz;
  • learn more about the fine line between facts and legends in early history.

Енциклопедія: Important historical terms from this episode

Study these important terms before listening to the episode:

  • кіммерійці, скіфи, сармати, гуни, готи – names of the tribes (племена) living in the territories of modern Ukraine at different times
  • Херсонес  an ancient Greek colony (давньогрецька колонія) founded approximately 2,500 years ago in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula.
  • слов’яни – an ethnolinguistic group of Slavs.
  • Чорне море, Біле море, Балтійське море – names of the seas that surrounded the territories where Slavs (слов’яни) were living.
  • Київська Русь – Kyivan Rus’, a federation of East Slavic tribes in Europe from the late 9th to the mid-13th century
  • Олег, Ігор, Ольга, Святослав, Володимир Великий, Ярослав Мудрийthe most powerful kings (князі) of Kyivan Rus.
  • Повість минулих літ” – the Primary Chronicle, the most ancient source of interpretation of the history of Kyivan Rus’, compiled in Kyiv about 1113 by Нестор Літописець – Nestor the Chronicler.
  • “Золота Орда” – The Golden Horde, Mongol state established in parts of present-day Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan after the break-up of the Mongol Empire (Монгольська імперія) in the 1240s.

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  • Encyclopedia: important historical terms explained;
  • Exercises: fill-in the blanks, true or false, new vocabulary practice;
  • Vocabulary List: new words from the episode in a chart with English translation.

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