IB1 HISTORY students and 3rd Year Liceo Historia students are including the First World War Centenary commemorations as part of their IB or Liceo courses and have extended to audio visual work and presentations in assemblies. IB History 5th year students prepared the assembly or 3rd and 4th years, and then 3rd years prepared the assembly for 1st and 2nd years.
The students included a mix of films of WWI, a Prezi presentation explaining the war, and some YouTube documentaries with real footage. The general idea was to combine primary and secondary sources.
In Commemoration of the Anniversary of the
Beginning of the FIRST WORLD WAR.
100 years on from the start of the First World War, the huge scale of the conflict and the enormous loss of life, is no less shocking today.
It is very important that we remember the sacrifice made by men and women from across the world who gave and suffered so much.
It is also important, with the benefit of hindsight, to improve our understanding of the causes and consequences of war, so wars like this, never happen again.
What does it mean to commemorate? The dictionary says:
“To commemorate an important event or person means to remember them by means of a special action, to make a ceremony, or produce a specially-created object.”
It also adds commemoration as “an honour, a salute”.
The WWI Centenary commemorations will provide an opportunity to explore and reflect on wars in history and pay tribute to the millions who died defending their countries.
A global guide to the First World War - interactive documentary
"Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the First World War through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen footage, including extraordinary scenes of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italian soldiers fighting high up in the Alps, the half-hour film explores the war and its effects from many different perspectives. You can watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi thanks to our partnership with the British Academy." www.theguardian.com
World War I – A Hundred Years On: Chronology coverage of World War I (1914-18),
including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.