In G11 history class, students demonstrated eight different historical battles by making 3D models. The battles are the landings of Normandy, the Battle of Verdun, the Battle of Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, the Battle of Britain, the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Berlin, and the Battle of Okinawa. Under the guidance of the teacher, students first consulted the relevant historical materials from the Internet and took out the relevant information. This ensured the smooth progress of the project and the accuracy and reliability of the 3D model. Students bought raw materials online and then turned them into the final product by hand according to the historical information they compiled. For example, in the Battle of Okinawa, they hung aircraft models in mid-air with thin lines of thread to create the effect of the planes flying in the air; in the Battle of Pearl Harbor, they chose to combine cotton and small lights to create the cloudy effect of explosions. In this activity, because of the serious dedication and novel creativity of each classmate, there was a “visual feast” to review history during the display.
At this history homework exhibition, each group showed three-dimensional models of different battles. From different perspectives such as understanding the time and background of the battle, we learned about the meaning and impact of conflict, which not only helps us better understand the history of each battle, but also allows us to see the impact of war on the people, countries, and the world. The action and bravery of WWII soldiers has greatly benefited us now in peacetime, and we cherish the quiet peace we have now. This homework not only greatly improves our creative ability, but also exercises our ability to speak; also we have gained a lot of unprecedented knowledge through this history homework exhibition. This knowledge is like a leaf accumulating in our minds and drawing big trees. History is the reality of the past, and we should work to accept and recognize it.