Castles and World War One
For this topic, we are learning about the First World War and the Battle of Hastings. We are using lots of different historical sources to help us answer some big questions:
- How are these events similar? How are they different?
- How did life change for ordinary people?
- What have the long term effects been?
We launched our topic with a visit to a castle that had been used by the Normans!
We talked about how trustworthy photos and paintings are as historical sources. We decided that you could not completely trust a piece of artwork because the artist decides what they want you to see.
We used this idea to expand black and white photos from World War One to show what might have been happening just out of frame.