I said VERY specifically to useÂ all of the sourcesÂ I have gathered and posted on the web site. They include the reader and the text, which I see you referenced butÂ I see nothing directly usedÂ from either (no quotes, no reference to specific documents or excerpts from the reader).
I also said very clearly that I want you to look at theÂ social effectsÂ of the war, and I want you to do that by talking aboutÂ the poetry, the art, the novels, everything I have assigned as reading/viewing material. I see none of that in your post - not a single reference except one short sentence at the end.Â
Here are my instructions, again, with theÂ key points in boldÂ to show you what I mean:
"This weekâ€™s topic is World War One â€“ an immense topic that we could spend anÂ entire course on. Instead of doing that,Â we are looking at the social effects of theÂ war on ordinary peopleÂ â€“ in this case, the soldiers who took part in it and then recorded their thoughts and experiences in written and visual forms. After you haveÂ read all of the basic texts for the week (textbook, reader, PDFÂ presentation, etc.), have a look at the sections on theÂ British war poetsÂ from theÂ documentary film War PoetsÂ and check out theÂ online exhibit on war art.
Discuss: What was the effect of war on European society?Â
To think about: Who was affected by the war, either directly or indirectly? What isÂ the home front? How did it differ from the front lines of battle for soldiers? WhatÂ were the experiences of normal members of the population versus those on theÂ front lines? What about those supporting the war effort in different ways? HowÂ did their experiences differ? How did the experience of WW1 shape or changeÂ peopleâ€™s attitude towards war? How did artists, poets and the creative classesrepresent the experience of war in various forms? Did their representations differÂ from the official line? If so, how and why? Which was more or less accurate?Â Answer the question by referring to your text and the reader, as well as the onlineÂ sources on poets and artworks from World War One artists.Â
Text: Asa Briggs & Patricia Clavin, Modern Europe, 1789-present
Reader: Michael S. Melancon & John C. Swanson, Modern Europe: Sources and
Perspectives from History
also links that need to be used http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/wars_conflict/art/art_frontline_gal.shtml
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