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History, Citzenship, RSHE, British Values and English are all contained in this Introduction to Empire during WW1 activities.
The use of History enables distancing and therefore safety when discussing sensitive issues such as Empire.
The “Introduction to Empire through Empire Day” offers an opportunity to develop further lessons about Empire. Increasingly it is being considered important that students and the British population understand the Empire and its impact on life here and in the colonies.
The introduction to Empire through Empire Day touches on Citizenship, RSHE and British Values. It is an opportunity to develop further lessons about identity and racism.
It is an English resource. There are language analysis and writing opportunities. It provides both written and discussion opportunities. The discussion takes place in pairs and for the whole class.
The resource has been written so that it can be delivered in Covid19 restricted classrooms if required. It will however work beyond this crisis.
The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Hidden Histories commissioned a primary scheme of work during Autumn 2020 from Gertie Whitfield of Whitworks Adventures in Theatre which includes this section which was identified as standing alone.
The Centre for Hidden Histories exists to deepen public understanding of the many unremarked aspects of the Great War or, as it is known now, World War 1.

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