History KS4: Overcoming racial stereotypes in World War One

This film looks at the story of a French artist in the South of France, who overcame the racial stereotypes and restrictions which the army imposed on Senegalese soldiers.

Academics using contemporary sources discuss the development of the relationships between the 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 by using this clip as a stimulus.

Students could conduct 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.