What are you going to do next?
How should the different tasks be completed?
Here is an easy step-by-step guide:
1. Do some detective work on everyday life during WWI on the Internet or in your town or school archives. Focus on the follwing countries:
|Project members from Denmark
|Project members from Germany
||Germany, Great Britain
|Project members from the Netherlands
||France, The United States
|Project members from Croatia
|Project members from Poland
||Poland and Russia
2. Select an interesting source (for example a photo, letter, newspaper article, diary entry, speech etc.). When you work on a textual source, don't forget that you will need to translate it into English or summarize it so that all project members understand its content. Here is an example, a German WWI picture postcard labelled "Warrior's Homecoming".
3. Analyse your source using the following guiding questions:
| 1. ORIGIN
Who wrote it?
What is the purpose of the source?
(Why was the source produced? Was it part of the war propaganda?)
Who is the intended audience?
What is the content of the source?
What does the text say?
What does the picture look like?
What are the limitations of the source for a historian trying to learn more about the moral convictions, ethical issues and political propaganda during WWI?
What are the values of the source for a historian trying to learn more about the moral convictions, ethical issues and political propaganda during WWI?
4. Once you have finished your analysis, take a snapshot of your source or scan the text. Upload the image to eTwinning in the "Materials" section.
5. Copy your analysis to eTwinning and insert the image of the original source.
Guide created by Polish student:
Labeled Postcard from Miss Nördingen to her fiancé John Ostermeier and returns. He served in the first Army Corps, 1st Division, Second Infantry Regiment. Michael Postenrieder (owner). Photo: Michael Kassube. Diese Datei ist unter der Creative-Commons-Lizenz „Namensnennung – Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 3.0 nicht portiert“ lizenziert.