Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This course introduced learners to some of the ways that World War 1 heroism is portrayed through art and film. Learners explored recruitment posters, World War 1 art and contemporary German film consolidating their learning by producing a media review.
2 weeks, 2 hours per week
Alison S. Fell
Professor of French Cultural History
University of Leeds
- Reflect on how the First World War affected the heroic ideals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- Assess WW1 posters and interpret the message that each poster would have given to those signing up during the war years.
- Explore art from WW1 and discuss thoughts with other students.
- Curate an exhibition of paintings of WW1 heroes and heroines to help reflect on the way ideas about heroism has changed from 1914 onward.
- Explore how heroism is represented in post-WW2 German culture.
- Discuss how WW1 and heroism are represented in films produced or co-produced in Germany in the last few years.
- Evaluate a film, book or TV programme which focuses on the men and women who lived through WW1 and consider how they are portrayed in contemporary culture.
- Research and discuss thoughts with fellow learners.
- Analysis of recruitment posters and the messages they portrayed for both those going to war and those staying at home
- Researching posters: use of words and images to invoke emotions about heroism
- World War 1: how ideas about heroism changed from 1914 onwards
- Heroism and film: exploring the differences between current images of World War 1 heroes in Germany, France, and Britain
- Film reviews: contrasting ways in which the meaning of World War 1 is constructed and debated in Germany today
Issued on 22nd January 2020
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