These childish rhymes were written and illustrated by the Koepke siblings in September 1914. From the perspective of a child, they reflect perfectly the patriotic and war enthusiastic Zeitgeist in the early stages of the First World War. They also show an honest indignation that Germany, in their opinion, was groundlessly attacked by enemies from all sides. The poems often refer to current war events, such as the surrender of the French fortress of Mauberge on 7 September 1914 and the sinking of three British armoured cruisers 'Aboukir', 'Hogue' and 'Cressy' by the German submarine U-9 on 22nd September 1914.
1. To create innovative Open Educational Resources around WW1relevant across disciplines for embedding in teaching and learningusing a range of content pertaining to WW1 (both UK andinternational). This single project will support the following activities:a. The creation of a suite of learning and teaching resources that provide an international, cross-disciplinary reappraisal of WW1 using digital content which will subsequently be brought together and presented as OERsb. The embedding of the OERs in teaching and learning practicec. The capturing and sharing of "lessons learned" in the developing andembedding the OERs
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