We are going to focus on the Great War. The war made a huge impact on the whole world and especially in the nations of the Brittish Empire, who lost a tremendous amount of young men.
During this theme, we will focus on the war from a human point of view. What did the war mean to ordinary people? What was it like to fight in the trenches? What was life on the homefront?
The war created a situation which changed the possibilities for women. We will pay some attention to the situation for women during the war.
We will use the knowledge you have already gained about the war in your history lessons. The material we will work with will be:
The Queen and the soldier by Susan Vega
Anthem fro Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
Finished with the war - A Soldier's Declaration by Siegfried Sasson
Documentaries - voices of the war
From War stories by Paul Dowswell:
There will also be quite a bit of vocabulary that you need to work actively on.
The aim here is that you are going to work with texts and films that concerns the Great war. That means that you will also learn a vocabulary that suits the topic.
You will of course work on improving your language. You will be aquianted with the language when used in poetry.
We will read texts and poems from and about the Great War. You will get different assignments that you will publish on a blog.
You will do the assignments and publish them on a blog.