London Can Take It (YouTube)
BBC on British Bombing Strategy
History Learning Site: Dresden
POW Bombing Survivor from The Guardian
Eyewitness Account: Margaret Freyer
Bombing of Dresden from History.com
|The Tale of Two Cities: London & Dresden|
These drawings should look familiar.
They are Kurt Vonnegut's graphs of the shapes of stories.
Today you are going to graph two more stories.
Like Vonnegut's stories, the stories of London and Dresden will be plotted on common X- and a Y-axes.
You will use post-its to mark parts of the story along the continuum. Your group can move the post-its as much as you want until you agree on the graphing of the story. Once you have reached consensus, write an explanation of your story directly on the graph. Then we will compare London and Dresden.
When we are done discussing these cities during the war, you will return to our propaganda analysis guide and create the propaganda that the government of the attacked city would use in the wake of the bombing of its city. What does the German government say to the Germans about Dresden? What does the British government say to the Brits about London?