Presentation on theme: "AS History Coleg Gwent The Story of the Poppy and the Poem."— Presentation transcript:
AS History Coleg Gwent The Story of the Poppy and the Poem
The Story of the Poppy Answer the questions of the sheet for the clipthe clip 1. What was the First World War also called? The Great War 2. Who else fought the war with Britain and France? Russia, Italy and America 3. Who fought with Germany and the Autro-Hungarians? The Ottoman Empire 4. How many were killed and injured? Millions 5. Where did one of the largest battles of the war occur? Ypres, Flanders
The Story of the Poppy 6. What was the name of the Canadian poet and what was his poem called? John McCrae, In Flanders Fields 7. What had inspired him? The bright red poppy 8. When did the First World War end? 11 th hour, 11 th day, 11 th month 9. How long had the war lasted? Over four years 10. What did the day became known as? Remembrance day, Armistice day 11. Is the Poppy the same everywhere? No 12. When was the Lady Haig poppy factory founded? 1926 13. How many poppies are made in Scotland? Over 5 million
In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. The poem What images does the poem bring into your mind? Why do you think it became so popular during the war and after it?
John McCrae Questions 1.Who was Alexis Helmer? 2.What battle was the most significant? 3.Which do you think is the most likely explanation for the writing of the poem?