My induction into the second year of my course today has revealed there is a lot of work to come and that I had best start making a move towards producing a solid base to work from.
The first brief that got given to me during the summer was to do some pro-active and extensive research on a chosen historical event. I chose to look into – the events leading up to/causes of World War 2. I managed to gather some information (maybe not as much as I should have (although it is fairly on-going)) but after talking about the event to one of my tutors today I have been able to extend the thoughts behind my research further afield. I have found that I work best and remember specific events/dates when bouncing a conversation backwards and forwards to someone else who is also interested. An example of a question I have asked myself is:
“If Hitler hadn’t seized power, could someone else who did eventually have commited the same crimes?”
See what you think and maybe comment, I will be adding my thoughts in the next post…