In the master's thesis we dealt with the development of Slovene national consciousness from its beginnings in the Middle Ages to the process of independence in 1991. We highlighted important historical periods and events that marked the development of Slovene national consciousness. We continued with the presentation of the 1980s, which is an important period in the history of the Slovene nation, as at that time more serious political solutions to the national question appeared among Slovenes for the first time. The civil movement that took shape in this period laid the foundations for the process of Slovenia's independence, which we present in the next chapter. We then focused on civic and patriotic education, their connection to history, and their impact on maintaining democracy in the world. We researched the inclusion of content in the Curriculum for Society in 5th grade and presented and analyzed various sources, materials and the museum offer.
In the empirical part, we conducted a survey with 5th grade teachers, with which we wanted to draw attention to the difficulties in dealing with 5th grade content and offer other teachers as many examples of good practice as possible to bring the topic closer to students and make it more understandable. With the survey, we also wanted to check whether and in what way teachers educate for interculturality, which, in parallel with civic content, is essential in today's plural world. We also conducted a survey for 5th grade students, which tested the knowledge of fifth-graders about Slovenia's independence, national symbols and some concepts related to this topic. The results of both surveys are presented and interpreted in the master's thesis.