French pupils started to work on our project this week. They had to study the biographies of two soldiers from Nelson and buried in our local cemetery. We have access to their military and medical information thanks to the Archives New Zealand website. Pupils experienced a new kind of exercice. They had to work on primary sources in history, and, since documents were partly legible, the first task was to decipher them. They took it like a game, as if they were investigators of the past. Even if the exercise was sometimes difficult, they did it seriously and even efficiently. For example, they were able to detect liars in the enlistment's record just by analyzing the writing. I'm impressed!
As their teacher, I can say that they are really involved in the project, and I'm impatient to discover their production.
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