Congratulations on completing the first major assessment task of Y10 History!
Let’s spend some time exploring the first World War through interactive websites.
Please look at these sites with MS Word open. Each time you open a new site, create a heading, ie Animated Map of the Western Front at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/launch_ani_western_front.shtml
Then, either during or after having viewed the website, respond to one of the following questions.
-How did this site contribute to your understanding of the political or military events of the war?
-Outline something you learned on this website that surprised you, and explain your reaction?
-How did individual soldiers and/or civilians experience WWI?
You are expected to respond to at least three websites. Length of responses will vary. At the end of the lesson, please sut and paste your responses into the ‘Leave a Reply’ box and the bottom of this blog.
Watch this animated map of the Western Front to see how the main theatre of war progressed from 1914 to 1918.
Then, visit this excellent BBC site and explore at least two of the interactive options available (please try something other than the trench game if you have played it already … that means you Jesse!)
Recently, archival footage has emerged of WWI in colour. Please be awere that the following vidoe may contain confronting and distrubing images:
This is a Canadian choose your own adventure flash narrative that provides an account of daily life in the trenches.
A class favourite, here is Warfare 1917 (this website allows you to fight as the German army against a more intelligent AI opponent).
Please have a look at the Treaty of Versailles to understand how the war was concluded.
Finally, we need to understand our own Australian involvement in WWI. You can read about individuals within the Australian Army here. While we lost greater numbers in Belgium and France, and arguably had a greater and more successful campaign in Europe, the story of Gallipoli is ingrained in Australian culture. Make your way through this comprehensive ABC website, which looks at the conflict from both the Allied and Ottoman perspectives.