History GCSE: Overcoming racial stereotypes in World War One

This film tells the story of French artist, Lucie Cousturier, from the South of France, who overcame the racial stereotypes and restrictions which the army imposed on Senegalese soldiers.

Using contemporary sources, academics discuss the development of the relationship between soldiers and the artist.

This clip is from the series The World's War.

Teacher Notes

Students could be encouraged to develop their source work skills, using this clip as a stimulus.

Students could conduct a further investigation and analyse contemporary evidence regarding the depiction of troops from the empires of France and Britain.

Curriculum Notes

These films are suitable for teaching History at Key Stage 4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and at 4th Level in Scotland.

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