In Class - Continue with notes "Powder Keg of Europe" - World War I. Short video: "All Quiet on the Western Front." This video focuses on the most famous anti-war novel of all time. Written from the perspective of a young German soldier, this novel analyzes the horrors of the first modern war from the human, emotional spirit. Hopefully you will be able to draw upon the emotion in this video because you are going to write a personal narrative about World War I.
Homework - This personal narrative must be in first person (we have done similar writing assignments, so this isn't new). Identify yourself as a soldier from either the Allies or the Central Powers and describe your time in the first modern war. Draw upon your senses: what you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. Be as specific and descriptive as you can, so the reader will truly get a taste of what you experienced. Also, I want you to include an illustration with your narrative. I am not grading you on your artistic ability, but I do want it in color and an original drawing. No printed pictures from the Internet!
This narrative does not have a minimum length, however, I do want you to do quality work. Your narrative and art work is due on Monday, February 23.
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 @ 3:00 PM. GIRLS CIF SOCCER GAME VS. POLY. 20 POINTS FOR THOSE WHO SHOW UP.