2014 marked the centennial of the beginning of World War I. In order to teach students the significance of the war and create a different learning experience, teachers Michele Pedone, Greg Eibel, and Amy Eibel at Faircrest Memorial Middle School and I teamed up to recreate historic photographs and posters that highlight important aspects of the war. Students could choose one of three topics to research and participate in: Women and War, Propaganda, and War Technology. The students then wrote explanations for the recreated photographs. These images were exhibited as part of Faircrest's annual Veteran's Day program on November 10, 2014, and at Second April Galerie in downtown Canton from December 4, 2014 through January 3, 2015.
This 45-page book features the photographs created by Mandy and the 8th grade students. It includes behind-the-scenes photos, labels written by the students, and an overview of World War I.
To see the full gallery of World War I images created by students, click here to see them on my website. Proceeds benefit Faircrest's Annual Veteran's Day Program, and offsets artist's costs. To purchase the book on Amazon, click here.
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