Women and the First World War
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Women and the First World War

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This resource pack created by Katharine Lindsay contains a PowerPoint presentation and sets of images and films to explore the role of women in the First World War, as well as the feminist movement. To see more like this, visit: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/education. All the material presented here is made available under the JISC Model Licence and the HEFCE Licence for the digitization projects running under the JISC Digitisation Programme Phase 2.
What are we remembering on Remembrance Day?
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What are we remembering on Remembrance Day?

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This course pack brings together resources from the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and the Great War Archive websites produced by the University of Oxford for teachers of Key Stage 2 History. This video item can be used in conjunction with supporting materials and has been shared from The First World War Poetry Digital Archive, University of Oxford (www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit); © The Imperial War Museum.
World War One Starter Activities
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World War One Starter Activities

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Stimulate debate and discussion with pupils on aspects of World War One through newspaper articles and an advertisement. These 3 lesson starters have been created using documents held at The Angus Library and Archive, Regent’s Park College, Oxford University. Each resource includes a clear image for pupil reference and a separate version for teachers including contextual information and suggested questions designed to encourage and support classroom discussion. Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Sport in WW1: Resource Pack
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Sport in WW1: Resource Pack

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Commemorate the World War One Centenary with your students by exploring some of these fascinating open source images gathered by Richard Marshall for the Continuations and Beginnings project, University of Oxford. Each slide contains contextual information along with links to the original source of the image. This could be adapted for KS3, 4 and 5 students and serve as an interesting stimulus for class discussion. To see more like this visit: http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk.
Tracing the Meaning of 'Shell Shock' Over Time
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Tracing the Meaning of 'Shell Shock' Over Time

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Sarah Wilkin encourages students to draw upon a range of resources to trace the development of the word 'shell shock&' and how its connotations have changed over time. The work of First World War poets Gurney and Sassoon are used as a starting point and as a basis of comparison for considering the word&';s use in more comtemporary contexts. The worksheets end with students leading their own language investigation into another word which entered English between 1914-18. To see more, visit: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/education. This pack is under a CC-BY-NC license.
Medical Services in WW1
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Medical Services in WW1

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Commemorate the World War One Centenary with your students by exploring some of these fascinating open source images gathered by Richard Marshall for the Continuations and Beginnings project, University of Oxford. Each slide contains contextual information along with links to the original source of the image. This could be adapted for KS3, 4 and 5 students and serve as an interesting stimulus for class discussion. To see more like this visit: http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk.
Using the WW1 Poetry Digital Archive in Class
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Using the WW1 Poetry Digital Archive in Class

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The First World War Poetry Digital Archive contains a wealth of materials that could be used to support a history or literary unit on WW1 including poem manuscripts, archival footage and photographs, and tutorials. This short video guide by Katherine Lindsay will introduce you to what is available and may offer inspiration for your upcoming lesson planning. Find more like this at: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).
World War I and The Home Front: Investigation
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World War I and The Home Front: Investigation

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Stimulate debate and discussion with pupils through this investigation on aspects of World War I and the Home Front by exploring diary extracts and newspaper articles. This in depth resource has been created using documents held at The Angus Library and Archive, Regent’s Park College, Oxford University. The resource includes a pack of primary sources for students and teaching notes including contextual information and suggested questions designed to encourage and support classroom discussion in a lesson or series of lessons. They can be adapted for use with KS3 and KS4 pupils of all abilities.
Beyond the Western Front: Terrains of WW1
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Beyond the Western Front: Terrains of WW1

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Commemorate the World War One Centenary with your students by exploring some of these fascinating open source images gathered by Ken Khan, Kate Lindsay and Richard Marshall for the Continuations and Beginnings project, University of Oxford. Each slide contains contextual information along with links to the original source of the image. This could be adapted for KS3, 4 and 5 students and serve as an interesting stimulus for class discussion. To see more like this visit: http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk.
Trusting Source Material Resource Pack
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Trusting Source Material Resource Pack

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This resource pack created by Dr Stuart Lee contains a PowerPoint presentation and sets of images, films, and audio to guide students through questions about trusting and analysing sources. Ideal for making cross-curricular links between teaching World War One history and non-fiction media texts. To see more like this, visit: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/education All the material presented here is made available under the JISC Model Licence and the HEFCE Licence for the digitization projects running under the JISC Digitisation Programme Phase 2.
WW1: Lines of Communication Troops and Gunners
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WW1: Lines of Communication Troops and Gunners

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Commemorate the World War One Centenary with your students by exploring some of these fascinating open source images gathered by Richard Marshall for the Continuations and Beginnings project, University of Oxford. Each slide contains contextual information along with the link to the original source of the image. This could be adapted for KS3, 4 and 5 students and serve as an interesting stimulus for class discussion. To see more like this visit: http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk.
The Impact of the First World War on Women
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The Impact of the First World War on Women

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Dr Rosemary Wall, University of Hull, explores how the deaths of 700, 000 British men affected the lives of the country's women following the First World War. With over half a million more unmarried women in 25-34 age group, many women applied to the Overseas Nursing Association to increase their chances of marriage. Find more like this at: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).
The Shot at Dawn Photography Project
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The Shot at Dawn Photography Project

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To commemorate the centennial of the First World War, the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art has commissioned the photographer, Chloe Dewe Mathews to produce a new body of work, the outcomes of which will be the subject of a major exhibition and accompanying publication. In this interview Chloe discusses how her photographic collection is addressing one of the conflict's most sensitive topics - the execution of troops for cowardice or desertion. This content is under a Creative Commons licence (BY-NC-SA).
The Experience of an Average Soldier in WWI
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The Experience of an Average Soldier in WWI

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Matthew Leonard, University of Bristol, examines the unique conflict culture that developed on the front lines during the First World War in an attempt to gain an insight into the experience of the average individual soldier; a topic often sidelined yet vital to our understanding to our how men coped in such treacherous conditions. To see more like this, visit: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/. This content is made available under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).
British Response to Outbreak of War in 1914
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British Response to Outbreak of War in 1914

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Dr Catriona Pennell exposes the British public's reaction to war in 1914 to be much more complex than traditional images have led us to believe. This will help students appreciate the sheer complexity of war and how accounts of an event can easily get distorted over time. Find more like this at: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).
Exploring the Outbreak of World War One
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Exploring the Outbreak of World War One

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In this St John's College Research Centre 2012 Annual Lecture, Professor Margaret MacMillan examines the reasons why this question has remained important over the last 100 years and suggests some possible explanations for the outbreak of the war. Find more like this at: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).
Popular Fiction in World War One
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Popular Fiction in World War One

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Dr Jane Potter calls for a more nuanced assessment of the popular literature consumed by the wider public during the First World War. She looks beyond the War Poets and considers the important role that books, publishers and the book trade played. This may encourage students to think more deeply about the best ways in which to source information about a historical period, event or group of people. Find more like this at: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ This content is under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).
Combatant Courage on the Western Front
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Combatant Courage on the Western Front

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Dr Edward Madigan, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, explores how frontline soldiers conceived combatant courage on the Western Front, the role of humour and the rejection of victimhood. Find more like this at: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).
Accident or Choice? The Outbreak of WW1
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Accident or Choice? The Outbreak of WW1

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Professor Margaret MacMillan gives a lecture on some of the possible causes of the First World War; a subject that is still under great debate among researchers. This video could be set as a homework task to extend your gifted and talented students and give them a taster of higher education study. This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).
Morality in Wartime Britain
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Morality in Wartime Britain

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Dr Edward Madigan, Commonwealth War Graves Commission considers the issue of morality and the role of the British clergy during the First World War. Find more like this at: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).