Splash Biography



LUCAS WOZNY, ESP Teacher




Major: Chinese

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Past Classes

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H368: History of China 1945-1961: Mao's Rise to Power and Abuse of It in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 06, 2013)
The course will examine how Chiang-Kai Shek's Guomintang government squandered its numerous advantages after the Second Sino-Japanese War and allowed Mao's Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to rise to power. Thereafter, the course will balance China's competition with the Soviet Union as leader of the world Communist movement against its domestic failures, focusing on the Socialist High Tide and Great Leap Forward. How were the two connected? Finally, the course will trace the life of intellectuals in early Communist China. How would extremely gifted high school students have been treated under Mao?


X371: Wilderness First Aid in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 06, 2013)
The course is a hands-on overview of the fundamentals of wilderness first aid. Co-taught by Lucas Wozny, a leader of the Polish Scouting Organization and an avid backpacker in his spare time, and Will Portman, a NOLS Patagonia mountaineering course graduate and a longtime whitewater kayaker. WIll and Lucas co-taught "Wilderness Survival 101" at the last Splash. Expect a lot of fun!


H133: History of China 1945-1961: Mao's Rise to Power and Abuse of It in Splash Fall 12 (Oct. 20, 2012)
The course will examine how Chiang-Kai Shek's Guomintang government squandered its numerous advantages after the Second Sino-Japanese War and allowed Mao's Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to rise to power. Thereafter, the course will balance China's competition with the Soviet Union as leader of the world Communist movement against its domestic failures, focusing on the Socialist High Tide and Great Leap Forward. How were the two connected? Finally, the course will trace the life of intellectuals in early Communist China. How would extremely gifted high school students have been treated under Mao?


X196: Wilderness Survival 101 in Splash Fall 12 (Oct. 20, 2012)
If you want to be the next Bear Grylls or Les Stroud, you've got to start with the fundamentals of wilderness survival. Lucas Wozny, a leader of the Polish Scouting Organization and an avid backpacker in his spare time, and Will Portman, a NOLS Patagonia mountaineering course graduate and a longtime whitewater kayaker, will serve as your guides on an interactive and hands-on tour of the most vital backcountry skills, including: I) Orienteering-- interpreting a map; reading a compass; navigating/route finding; using the sun and the stars; II) First Aid-- the contents of a basic first aid kit; initial assessments; responses to various scenarios such as hypo- and hyperthermia, shock, frostbite, and lightning strikes; III) Living Off the Land-- foraging; fishing; collecting water; building fires; building shelters from scratch; IV) Leave No Trace principles-- seven rules to live by in the wilderness


H89: History of Harcerstwo: Secret Agent Paramilitary Boy Scouts in Splash Spring 12 (Mar. 24, 2012)
How did teenage secret agents decisively influence the outcome of both world wars? How did they come up with a secret language that even the Germans couldn't crack? After some training, can you decipher their code? This course covers a history of harcerstwo from the time of its conception in 1910 by Andrzej Malkowski, to its influence on the first world war, the second world war, with particular focus on the Battle of Britain and the Warsaw Uprising, to the present day. Prizes will given out at the end of class to the winners of a contest.


H90: History of China 1945-1961: Mao's Rise to Power and Abuse of It in Splash Spring 12 (Mar. 24, 2012)
The course will examine how Chiang-Kai Shek's Guomintang government squandered its numerous advantages after the Second Sino-Japanese War and allowed Mao's Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to rise to power. Thereafter, the course will balance China's competition with the Soviet Union as leader of the world Communist movement against its domestic failures, focusing on the Socialist High Tide and Great Leap Forward. How were the two connected? Finally, the course will trace the life of intellectuals in early Communist China. How would extremely gifted high school students have been treated under Mao?