1. PowerPoint presentation covering:
• Remembrance Day
• Who fought in the First World War?
• The First World War in numbers
• First World War firsts
2. Remembrance Day workbook
Task 1: True or False?: 16 true or false questions about Remembrance Day and the First World War.
Task 2: Compose a diary entry as a soldier facing going into battle on the Somme on July 1 1916. Task
Task 3: Write an account that conveys the titanic sense of loss on the first day of the Battle of the Somme from the points of view of:
a) A soldier who lost friends he enlisted with in his home town.
b) The wife or mother of a mother who lost a son at the Somme.
c) A commanding officer who has lost hundreds of the men he commanded.
d) The Prime Minister, HH Asquith.
Task 4: Write a mini biography about one of the key figures involved in First World War, focusing on their role in it.
3. PowerPoint quiz about Remembrance Day (x 2 – One with 15 questions and one with 20 questions)
PowerPoint presentation and work book to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
4. The Somme: PowerPoint presentation.
5. Somme work book:
Task 1: Find out about the events and chronology of the Battle of the Somme. Make a timeline of events.
Task 2: Answer these questions.
1. Describe the role of Commonwealth soldiers in the
Somme campaign and its effects on their communities and countries.
2. Account for the role of the Pals Battalions in the Battle of the Somme.
Task 3: Task 3: You are a soldier on the Somme on July 1 1916. You have been keeping a diary; add your comments for this day.
Task 4: Write a mini biography about one of the key figures involved in the Battle of the Somme, focusing on their role in it.
Task 5: Read the quotes. Which do you agree with? Based on the quotes write your own account of the first day at the Somme.