WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film (FutureLearn)

WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film (FutureLearn)
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No previous knowledge is required, just an interest in history, art or film specifically related to the First World War .
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WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film (FutureLearn)
Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film. The centenary of the First World War is a time for reflection and exploration. In this short course you will discover just some of the ways that heroism is portrayed through art and film.

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You will explore recruitment posters and the messages they portrayed for both those going to war and those staying at home, as well as researching WW1 art and curating your own online exhibition of paintings. You will then move on to explore contemporary German film consolidating your learning by reviewing a recent book, film, or TV programme about the First World War.


Syllabus


Week 1: WW1 heroism: portrayed through art

Week 2: Heroism and film


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- 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.



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34.00 EUR
No previous knowledge is required, just an interest in history, art or film specifically related to the First World War .

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