miércoles, 31 de enero de 2018

4º British: First World War on Twitter

You are about to start the 5th edition of your favourite historical activity... twitter in class! 

You must create a special twitter account as you were one of the participants in the Great War (a militar commander? A politician? A soldier? A war journalist?... there are many possibilities and several useful links in THIS DOC). With this “historical account” you become follower of @auladeadriana

You will have this weekend for having a look and decide. The application period will start on Monday 5, at 15:30. Just send me an email with your chosen character and I will answer you back with the confirmation. Once that you have it, you can start making your character back to life J You will have a couple of days for creating the twitter account; the more “realistic” that you do it (portrait, biographic info, etc.), the better for your final mark.

The “war” will start Thursday 8, and finish Sunday 25, February.  You have to create a minimum of 20 tweets (12 of them base on real primary sources: texts, maps, photos...) in the name of your chosen character. Try not to be independent, but “talk” with the others (a soldier complaining to his superiors? Soldiers talking about their life in the trenches? Politicians exchanging messages and speeches?...)

I would also recommend you to use the hastag #HistoryatVasco in your tweets, to facilitate its reading.

The previous years, this experiment was a total success and your partners really did good performances, so you will have to work hard for leading them...

This work is individual and mandatory and will be part of the score at the end of the term. If you fail to finish it, do it out of date, or just copy from a webpage, the mark will be a 0 for this work.

Be creative and enjoy it! J