World War 1 recruitment posters in the perspective of the present time

Analyzing and understanding the past in the perspective of the present

Benny Christensen

U.S. Army recruitment poster

This learning activity is designed to make homework-reading relevant and productive to students, since it provides the basis for active, analytical, product- and presentation-focused group work. It also aims at inviting the students inside the minds and hearts of historical, anonymous people faced with moral and ethical challenges. In this way the learning activity may prepare students for similar challenges and contribute to the citizenship-building of the students.