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Why should we bother studying WWI?
A simple stand-alone lesson that asks students to consider the lasting impact of WWI and some of the reasons behind studying the conflict. Works really well as either an introduction to WWI or as a route into studying the impacts of the conflict in more detail.

The ideas covered include:
- Remembrance
- Child soldiers
- Weapons
- Medicine (e.g. Marie Curie and the use of x-rays or the triage system)
- Ethnic diversity (e.g. Indian soldiers fighting for the British army)
- Language (the new words and phrases that have become part of our everyday vocabulary)
- Role of women in society (e.g. Blythe Spartans Ladies FC or the first female police officer having the right of arrest)

Resources are simply differentiated ('one star' for easy to access, 'three star' for more challenging) and a worksheet is included for students to record their ideas.
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Created: Dec 13, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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