As part of our in-depth study on 'The Great War' students examined Edward Berger's interpretation of Erich Maria Remarque's novel, 'All Quiet on the Western Front', written 10 years after the end of World War One. The film will be further explored in Language Arts, allowing students to review the 1970 interpretation of this work and better understand the socio-political impact of war.
The film study served as a foundation for our unit as we look to explore the reasons for the 'Global War' in 1914, the changing nature of war as we entered the 'modern age', and how the conflict paved the way for the emergence of fascism and the Second World War.
The class has started their WWI project, in which they can choose from a list of themes related to the war such as New Technology, Art/literature of the Great War, Total War, and Life in the Trenches. They will be researching their theme and can choose the medium in which they present their overview to the class, allowing the group to 'play to their strengths' and have autonomy over how they approach this unit.
Grade: 10 (MYP)
Current Unit: The Great War