WWI History

The goal of this assignment is to expose you to more primary documents relevant to the First World War. Keeping the same 5-7 page limit for the memoir analysis, for this assignment you need to examine at least 5 different sources from Neiberg’s The World War One Reader. They can be about any topic you want, and they do not have to be related. The goal of the paper is to examine each of them, and consider the following questions:
1. What is the viewpoint of the author?
2. How has the war affected the author?
3. Based on your knowledge of events (for this, consult the lecture and textbook), how does the author’s viewpoints correspond the larger war?
4. Taking all of the readings you analyzed together, what can they tell us about the war? What information have you learned, and how has it shaped your understanding of the conflict?
AGAIN – YOU WILL NEED TO USE THE TEXTBOOK, LECTURES, AND READER FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.
NOTE: There is not a wrong way to do this assignment – it is fairly open ended, so feel free to take it in whatever direction you wish. Be as descriptive as possible, and be sure to back up all claims with as much evidence as you can. There is not necessarily a “right” or “wrong” way to do the assignment, but your grade will reflect how well you read the books and how you interpret the information presented. The more in-depth you read the book, the better your grade will be. Further, you should include Turabian citations with the work, providing examples to back up your assertions. YOU SHOULD NOT, AND NEED NOT, CONSULT OUTSIDE SOURCES.