Saturday, January 17, 2015

Helmets in the classroom

I made a short video for students to learn about some of the material history of WW I and WW 2. Students should be able to identify the different military helmets worn by combatant nations during the World Wars in order to analyze visual primary source documents, such as propaganda posters, photographs, and political cartoons.

Additionally, it is a great opportunity for students to be able to "touch" history.
Believe it or not, many educators and students can not tell the difference between the types of headgear that soldiers wore during WW I and WW 2. This video is NOT comprehensive, however, it provides a basic primer for the purposes of allowing students to better understand the meaning of photographs and imagery from WW One and WW Two. Quiz yourself with pictures after the video.