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Teaching WW1 across the pond (contributed by Prof Troy R. E. Paddock)

While our project focused on schools in England, research on how the First World War is taught is of course happening elsewhere, too. Professor Troy Paddock, Professor of Modern European History at Southern Connecticut State University, has kindly agreed to make available an article he co-authored with Dr Catherine K. Shortell for the journal The History Teacher in 2011. You can download the article below.

The article, entitled ‘Teaching the Great War through Peace’, looks specifically at teaching the war in a US context.¬†With all of the time constraints and institutional pressures that teachers face, it argues, it may seem odd to suggest using an anomalous event such as the Christmas Truce to study the First World War. + Read the full post…