Michael Morpurgo: why we should remember the first world war – children's books podcast | Children's books. The Great War . Prologue. British War Aims - Lloyd George. First World War.com. Teaching World War I With The New York Times. This summer marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife by a Serbian nationalist — the catalyst that sent Europe into a spiral of war and destruction for the next four and a half years. Below, we offer a series of topics and questions paired with Times essays, articles, slide shows and videos to help students dig deeper into the causes, effects and overall legacy of World War I.
We imagine students could use these resources as part of a class jigsaw activity, a mini-research project or a jumping-off point for discussion and analysis. Remaking the Map of Europe How did World War I rewrite the map of Europe? Before the Great War, Europe was still a land of centuries-old empires: Austro-Hungarian, German, Russian and Ottoman. Causes and Lessons What caused World War I? Slide Show The First World War: In the Trenches Deadly Technological Advances How did technological advances make war deadlier and more devastating? Echoes and Legacies. Joe Sacco’s “The Great War” - The New Yorker. Joe Sacco’s latest work, “The Great War,” a twenty-four-foot-long panorama that folds like an accordion, illustrates the first day of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history, which took place on July 1, 1916.
The Maltese-American cartoonist is best known for his comics journalism, including works like “Palestine,” “Safe Area Goražde,” and “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (his 2012 New York Times best-selling collaboration with Chris Hedges), but “The Great War” is a purely visual work, homing in on a specific moment in history. We spoke with Sacco about his approach. When I got a call from an old friend of mine, an editor at Norton, asking me to draw a panorama of the Western front, my first response was “No!”
Being a cartoonist, I always think in terms of narrative—but I grew up on Australia, and there the First World War truly gives Australians a sense of national identity. I don’t feel a separation from the people I read about in history books. Teaching the First World War, facts and resources. The Great War. World War I 1914–1919: Revision Workbooks. Viewpoint: 10 big myths about World War One debunked. 25 February 2014Last updated at 15:45 GMT Much of what we think we know about the 1914-18 conflict is wrong, writes historian Dan Snow. No war in history attracts more controversy and myth than World War One.
For the soldiers who fought it was in some ways better than previous conflicts, and in some ways worse. By setting it apart as uniquely awful we are blinding ourselves to the reality of not just WW1 but war in general. We are also in danger of belittling the experience of soldiers and civilians caught up in countless other appalling conflicts throughout history and the present day. 1.
Fifty years before WW1 broke out, southern China was torn apart by an even bloodier conflict. Although more Britons died in WW1 than any other conflict, the bloodiest war in our history relative to population size is the Civil War, which raged in the mid-17th Century. 2. In the UK around six million men were mobilised, and of those just over 700,000 were killed. 3. 4. 5.
Continue reading the main story 6. Internet History Sourcebooks. Internet Modern History Sourcebook The Internet Modern History Sourcebook now contains thousands of sources and the previous index pages were so large that they were crashing many browsers. See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals. Explanation of Sources of Material Here. See the Help! The Modern History Sourcebook now works as follows: This Main Index page has been much extended to show all sections and sub sections. Additional Study/Research Aids In addition to the above structure, there are a series of pages to help teacher and students. Modern History in the Movies Older Style Big Indices Still Available Since some faculty members had built into their course pages direct links to the Sourcebook's old indexes, these remain available, but will not be updated with materials added after 12/31/1998. Subjects covered by the source texts in each Section. Studying History The Early Modern World Reformation Early Modern World Everyday Life Absolutism Constitutional States Enlightenment.