In this course, you will learn :
- An examination of recruitment posters and the messages they conveyed to both those going to war and those remaining at home.
- Poster research: the use of words and images to evoke emotions about heroism.
- From 1914 to 1918, how did people's perceptions of heroism change?
- Exploring the differences in current images of World War I heroes in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.
- Film reviews: contrasting approaches to constructing and debating the meaning of World War I in Germany today.
- Consider how the First World War influenced nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century heroic ideals.
- Examine WWI posters and interpret the message that each poster would have conveyed to those enlisting during the war.
- Investigate WWI art and share your thoughts with other students.
- Curate an exhibition of paintings of WWI heroes and heroines to reflect on how ideas about heroism have evolved since 1914.
- Investigate how heroism is portrayed in post-World War II German culture.
- Discuss how WWI and heroism are portrayed in recent German films produced or co-produced in Germany.
- Consider a film, book, or television programme that focuses on the men and women who lived through WWI and how they are portrayed in contemporary culture.
- Conduct research and share your findings with your classmates.