Hello, my name is Nathan, and welcome back to this wonderful blog that i definitely write in by choice. In today’s post I’m going to be talking about our project, the Great War exhibit. First of all, our driving question: How might we use artifacts and film to show the significance of WWI?
What you see here is the video we launched this project with. Our goal for this video was to explain why our chosen Canadian symbol was the most significant representation of Canada.
This was the source of my information on my soldier Duke Macrolling. Who is that you may ask? Well, to be brief, a WWI soldier. Of course, I am fully aware this alone will not suffice as an explanation, you hunger for more! Naturally, I will grant you what you wish. Duke Macrolling was a civil engineer living in Vancouver, British Columbia, prior to the First World War. However, once war broke out, he gladly enlisted in Edmonton, Alberta as a member of the engineer corps to fight for the triple entente against the triple alliance. Unfortunately, he was injured in the aforementioned war.
This was the screenplay i used for my video. The general idea of a screenplay is for it to be used kind of as a script and also as directions for the actors and actresses involved. While it had to be formatted in an odd manner, it did the job fine in the end, although for one with a good memory, much of it, even all of it can become obsolete, provided one can improvise on the spot and prepare properly.
Now, we talk about the core competencies that drove our learning for this project. First we have establishing historical significance. I’d say I did an all-round decent job on this one due to the fact that my knowledge of history allowed me to present many accurate pieces of information. As for the global collaborator competency, I could have done better. Simply put, I didn’t necessarily use all the technology at my disposal.
In conclusion, the Great War was a catastrophic event in the history of the world, a turning point in human history, and an incredibly fascinating subject to study. That wraps up this blog post, and just because things have changed around here, doesn’t mean the ending has.