World War One Poetry IntroductionQuick View

World War One Poetry Introduction

A presentation designed to introduce the war, why we go to war, the expectation vs reality of war, aspects of propaganda and explore one or two main poets such as Owen. Also included is a video of real footage of the Somme.
World War One Poetry Work BookQuick View

World War One Poetry Work Book

***UPDATED 31st January 2021. (New poems added in to the mix; more hyperlinks / hyperlinks checked; now 42 pages long) *** Share the joy! Poems, activities, images all cobbled together by mainly myself and with help from another. Some resources from others combined too. Share the joy, don’t be a Tory. Thanks!!!
World War One poetry analysisQuick View

World War One poetry analysis

This is a comprehensive workbook focusing on the war poetry of World War One. Included are four worksheets (each at least two pages) and an answer key. Examine the conditions the soldiers faced. Explore the work of Wilfred Owen and Jessie Pope. Analyse the language and purposes of their poetry. Compare and contrast their respective approaches to describing the war.
World War One Poetry - Comprehension Activity Booklets Bundle!Quick View

World War One Poetry - Comprehension Activity Booklets Bundle!

14 Resources
These 16-page resource booklets contain a wide range of challenging and engaging comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of a range of World War I poems. Teachers have found the activities particularly useful throughout teaching, or for exam revision or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the key English Literature assessment objectives - suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and it is clearly highlighted within each task regarding which assessment strands the task is designed to demonstrate. Included are 14 booklets, based on the poems: -Wilfred Owen - Dulce et Decorum Est -Wilfred Owen - Anthem for Doomed Youth -Wilfred Owen - Exposure -Wilfred Owen - Futility -Wilfred Owen - Strange Meeting -Siegfried Sassoon - Aftermath -Siegfried Sassoon - Base Details -Siegfried Sassoon - Suicide in the Trenches -Siegfried Sassoon - They -Laurence Binyon - For the Fallen -Philip Larkin - MCMXIV -Isaac Rosenberg - Break of Day in the Trenches -Rupert Brooke - The Soldier -John McCrae - In Flanders Fields The resources are provided in both Word (to allow for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure for consistency of formatting between computers). Activities within each booklet include (amongst many others): ‘Analysing Context’ - helping students to ‘Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.’ ‘Analysing Subject Matter, Language and Structure’ - to help students to ‘Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.’ ‘Diary Entry’ - to help students to ‘Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. Make an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.’ ‘The Speaker’ - to help students to ‘Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to: maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.’
World War One Poetry- we will remember themQuick View

World War One Poetry- we will remember them

World War One Poetry Pack for secondary.This resource contains 40 pages comparing ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke and ‘Futility’ by Wilfred Owen. It has both poems, a short bio on each poet, analytical questions, worksheets and activities, flashcard keywords and research topics.
World War OneQuick View

World War One

World War One, The Great War, the war to end all wars, are names which are synonymous with death and suffering on an industrial scale. The war saw the end of one era, and the beginning of a new one, our modern world, as nations fought for ultimate supremacy. Indeed, whole empires threw everything they had against their opponents in a life and death struggle that would change the world for ever and which would see some of those empires collapse and new ways of life, new beliefs, rise up from the disaster. Very few leaders at the time saw what a full scale war against other industrialized empires would lead to. Many leaders were found to be too enthusiastic at the thought of crushing what they perceived to be a threat to their national pride and existence. As the war dragged on, and the slaughter increased, some did make half hearted attempts to call an end to it, but those they approached were opposed to anything other than complete victory, irrespective of the cost it seemed. When the war did end, the world was a much different place. Disillusionment, shock, anger and a desire for change now prevailed, whilst the old imperial leaders of the British Empire did their best to hide the cracks and carry on with business as usual. The Golden Age of empire, and the confidence that came with it, had gone forever, lost on the fields of Flanders and the Somme, but it would take a few more decades, and an even more destructive war, to finally topple it completely, ushering in our own modern age. This is an ideal resource to help pupils come to grips with the events leading up to the war, the terrible battles that followed, and the consequences of it all. Told using the medium of verse, the events and characters will come to life again ion the classroom. This book is ideal for curriculum work as well as course work, projects and revision.
Gallipoli, 1915, World War One PoetryQuick View

Gallipoli, 1915, World War One Poetry

UPDATED 27/6/19 A few frightening facts and figures along with images past and present. Also, a poem from an ANZAC, Leon Gellert. NB. British Afghan War casualties will need updating - see Wiki.
World War One Poetry Classroom PostersQuick View

World War One Poetry Classroom Posters

Here is a sample of striking images taken from the First World War Poetry Digital Archive which have been used as the basis of a series of classroom display posters. These include Owen's manuscript for &'Anthem for Doomed Youth&'; and the front cover of 'The Hydra&': the magazine created by patients at Craiglockhart Hospital. To see more items related to the Great War Poets (manuscripts, diaries, letters, photographs), visit: All free and available to use for educational purposes.
World War One-Life in the trenchesQuick View

World War One-Life in the trenches

A great power point presentation that will provide a basis for your KS2 history and/or literacy planning. Included are: *Learning objectives and success criteria that can be edited to suit your needs *Photographs to print off to use as secondary resources *Embedded links to videos and sound files on the BBC website Will give your students a fantastic sensory experience that could lead to writing a letter in role as a soldier and/or creating a sensory poem about life as a soldier in the trenches.
World War One Poetry Unit of Work, KS3Quick View

World War One Poetry Unit of Work, KS3

The booklet offers 6 poems for classes to explore and analyse with clear lesson plans for each poem. Often, activities may take two lessons. There is an assessment plan included to help students plan their final assessment for this unit of work.
World War OneQuick View

World War One

A KS3 scheme of work that explores World War One. All lessons included starters, challenges and super challenges as well as differentiated tasks for different abilities. Lessons included are: 1. Causes of WW1 2. How soldiers were recruited 3. Why some people refused to fight 4. Life in the trenches 5. The Battle of the Somme 6. Was Haig the 'butcher of the Somme?' 7. Weapons used in WW1 8. Life on the Homefront 9. How surgery and medicine developed because of WW1 10.. Impact of WW1 11. Poetry in WW1 Lessons also practice key skills needed for the new GCSE, practicing inference questions, as well as explaining questions
The Second World War: D-day Operation Overlord.Quick View

The Second World War: D-day Operation Overlord.

Hook starter: As pupils enter the room the presentation will display an autonomously moving spot light to reveal a picture clue of the D-Day landings. Learning Intention and differentiated outcomes (SMSC). Pupils will work their way through several activities to achieve the lessons outcomes. 1. What was D-day? Pupils watch a short video (embedded) to introduce them to the topic. 2. Planning the invasion: Pupils work in teams to answer a series of questions in the fastest time to learn about the strategy of the day. 3. Pupils will study and listen to Eisenhower’s inspirational speech before creating their own. (Prize for best speech). 4. Pupils visit stations around the classroom to learn about one soldiers personal experience of the invasion through a study of his diary entries. 5. Pupils watch the opening scene from ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (Link provided if you do not have the DVD) As pupils watch they will complete a worksheet. Pupil’s then consolidate their judgment through watching a short video clip explaining the significance of D-day before answering a structured 8 mark exam style question to judge if overall D-day was a success or a failure. Peep Sheet provided to assist the less able pupils. Instructions and advice on how they lesson is to run can be found in the description of the presentation. Please visit my shop for more History lessons / bundles:
World War One Writing ResourcesQuick View

World War One Writing Resources

Three writing resources based around World War 1. First, a comprehension exercise for 'In Flanders Fields'; Second, a creative writing activity based around 'Going Over the Top'; Thirdly, a more reflective piece of creative writing centring on writing a letter/postcard to loved ones at home. Designed to encourage students to consider life for the average soldier in the trenches during WW1, this pack will create much in the way of discussion, debate and reflection.
War Poetry - Historical Context of World War OneQuick View

War Poetry - Historical Context of World War One

1) PowerPoint - This lesson focuses on teaching students about the context of World War One so that they have some frame of reference for approaching the poems written in this period. Afterwards, it explores how the perceptions of war in poetry changed during this period from patriotic beliefs in its valour to disillusionment as World War One saw a complete change in the way wars were fought and the attitudes towards them. This lesson opens with checking students prior knowledge of WW1. It then explains what the world was like during the 19th Century and the imperialist ideology. The beliefs of Europe’s’ Great Powers, the major causes of WW1, The assassination of Franz Ferdinand: A Shot that Changed the World, societal beliefs about war at the time, exploring propaganda posters from World War One, new technologies used in this war and the outcomes of the war. Things we will learn by the study of poetry from the First World War.
World War One and The Somme -100 YearsQuick View

World War One and The Somme -100 Years

This PowerPoint remembers WW1 and the 100th anniversary of The Battle of the Somme. It discusses cause of war, propaganda,conscription, one young hero and day one of The Somme. This is a suitable tribute to our fallen heroes- useful for assembly, homeroom, PSHE or British Values classes. KS2 upwards. This WWI poetry resource may also be useful for English teachers -
Poetry during the First World WarQuick View

Poetry during the First World War

Describe World War One poetry. Explain how the experiences of World War One influenced the development of poetry. Lesson Objective: to what extent did the poets warn about the trenches in World War One? AQA GCSE History: Conflict and Tension - The First World War, 1894–1918. The resources are also suitable for Edexcel, OCR, WJEC GCSE History and iGCSE History. The resources that I have created have helped my GCSE History classes to sustain outstanding results over a period of time: 2022 P8: +0.88 and +0.81 2021 P8: +1.42 2020 P8: +0.47 2019 P8: +0.57 My GCSE History classes have also consistently attained the most Grade 9s in any subject and/or class at my current school of over 1300 students. I have worked for the examination boards for over 10 years and considering the recent developments within education, my resources are constantly amended and updated for students studying GCSE History. I have utilised feedback from students, fellow professionals, experienced colleagues and have used my own professional judgement to ensure that each resource will help you to teach quality history lessons to ensure that each student achieves their personal best. I am proud that I am a ‘Gold’ TES Author, and this is recognised by the fact that my resources have been downloaded over half a million times by educators throughout the world. Copyright Protection ©
Private Peaceful World War One TopicQuick View

Private Peaceful World War One Topic

A series of 13 lessons based around Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful. Each lesson has a range of key questions focussing on different AF's and has comprehension tasks and/or follow up tasks for each lesson.