Remembrance Day Memory Project
We have used these artifacts in many ways to develop an understanding of this part of history. We learned about how the penicillin which saved my father's life was developed. The history of the development of the wooden Mosquito aircraft was fascinating. My class was able to try on his uniform jacket, flight jacket and his fleece lined flying boots. My dad enlisted one week after he turned 18. We discussed how young he was to take on such huge responsibilities. My students often become excited about the use and destruction caused by fighting and wars. My hope is that by introducing real people they develop some awareness of the consequences. We used our "Red Zone" Think Sheets to analyze Hitler's actions and motives and talked about problem solving strategies that could have been used instead.
Students worked individually or with partners to create posters and powerpoints on different items. They did a great job!