The term shell shock has its origins in World War I. In England alone, there were more than 80,000 cases of soldiers experiencing post-traumatic stress after the war. Using the installment of a larger Technology and Warfare in World War I series, scholars see how war affects soldiers and how this syndrome changes entire countries.
- Consider working with the Psychology Department to go into more depth about post-traumatic stress disorder and its effects
- Ask scholars to write a reflective journal entry about the effects of war on veterans
- Preview the video to determine if appropriate for your learning situation
- Describes shell shock and its treatment in many countries
- Examines the cause-and-effect relationships between war, psychological issues, and human rights