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History in Action: Women in the 20th Century
 
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War

Aims

As a result of watching the programmes, students will:

    • know about and understand the contribution of women to the First and Second World Wars;
    • describe and explain attitudes towards the role of women and to identify change and continuity in these attitudes between the First and Second World Wars;
    • understand the range of ways in which women in the past have been represented and interpreted;
    • appreciate how propaganda and patriotism influenced representations and interpretations of the role of women during the First and Second World Wars;
    • use films about women and war critically in their historical context;
    • appreciate the diversity of women's experiences during the First and Second World Wars, including the international dimension;
    • understand the significance of the role of individual women in the twentieth century.