Normandy as Text

NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY
“The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944 as the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. The cemetery site, at the north end of its half mile access road, covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,380 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. Facing west at the memorial, one sees in the foreground the reflecting pool; beyond is the burial area with a circular chapel and, at the far end, granite statues representing the United States and France.” (https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/normandy-american-cemetery)

FORMAT
Students will select one person interred at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France, research their life, and on location present a brief summary to the class. This project aims to develop the student’s personal relationship and experience with the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and the men and women resting there.

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All posts must start as the following example:
“Title of Your Reflection” by Your Name @yourinstagramaccount of @fiuinstagram

SHARING
Projects will be posted on a social media public forum, which will enable the host institution to engage student perceptions. This provides students with the opportunity to engage in a community dialogue in regards to their work. This should not impact student perspective or analysis. Your professor and the host institutions are interested in a genuine experience and honest reflection.

NORMANDY: STUDENT VOICES
Honors France 2018
Honors France 2017

MIAMI AS TEXT
Miami as Text is the world as seen by the students of Florida International University.

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Isabella Marie Garcia & John William Bailly 15 December 2018
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