The initial assignment:
Using cwgc.org/, find out why Captain N G Chavasse was honoured with two Victoria Crosses. Create a text document in which you paste the information (and quote the url!).
1) Research skills: Use Wikipedia to learn even more about Captain Chavasse. Compare the information with cwgc.org/ Make a list of 5 pieces of additional information about Captain Chavasse which are in Wikipedia.
ADVANCED: Evaluate the reliability of both sources of information.
First read this: eduscapes.com/sessions/wikipedia/
Then use this evaluation sheet (pdf): aics.education.wisc.edu/LessonPlans/FirstAmericansGreatLakesRegion/credcheck.pdf
2) Presentation: Now use en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:British_World_War_I_recipients_of_the_Victoria_Cross and browse through it. Choose one hero and prepare a powerpoint presentation about this person. Only use information and images from Wikipedia. Read this article about common presentation mistakes: presentationsoft.about.com/od/presentationmistakes/tp/080722_presentation_mistakes.htm
3) Creative writing: based on this information, write a letter in which an eyewitness writes about the heroic deeds of the war hero using the RAFT format: readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/raft.pdf
Role of the Writer: Who or what are you as the writer? A pilgrim? A soldier? The President?
Audience: To whom are you writing? A friend? Your teacher? Readers of a newspaper?
Format: In what format are you writing? A letter? A poem? A speech?
Topic and strong verb: What are you writing about? Why? What's the subject or the point?