The Christmas Truce

Share the exceptional tale of the 1914 WW1 Christmas truce with your students using these wonderful resources.

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The Christmas Truce History Lesson WW1

It's this most wonderful time of the year! Discover the magic of Christmas through this collection of resources featuring a truly heartwarming wartime story

The 1914 Christmas truce was a remarkably unique day of camaraderie and peace between two opposing armies during the First World War. Share this exceptional Christmas tale with your students through these spectacular resources.

History resources

Challenge your students to a debate arguing whether or not this monumental world war event should be used for commerical promotion.

Christmas Truce 1914-2014
madhatter1883

Christmas Truce 1914-2014

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A lesson exploring the accuracy of the 2014 Sainsburys advert through primary sources. It also gets pupils to think carefully about their opinion on the advert.
WW1 Christmas Truce
katherinelroe

WW1 Christmas Truce

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This nice Christmas themed lesson has helped me to keep both SLT happy with its academic integrity and the students happy with a bit of Christmas cheer in that final week of term! We introduce the 1914 truce with the Sainsburys advert. The basic factual recall quiz afterwards is a nice chocolate win...
The Christmas Truce, 1914
Roy Huggins

The Christmas Truce, 1914

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These outstanding resources on the Christmas Truce in 1914 are a great lesson no matter the time of year, but they make a particularly moving, touching and inspirational end to the long Autumn Term on the meaning of Christmas. I've provided two resources with this lesson. They can be used in an...

Cross-curricular

Delight students in any subject with the chronological series of events surrounding the Christmas truce.

Football Remembers Education Pack
British Council Schools

Football Remembers Education Pack

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British Council has joined forces with The FA, Premier League + Football League to commemorate the 1914 Christmas Truce. The pack includes photos, eye-witness accounts + letters from soldiers. Perspectives from British, French, Belgian, German + Indian witnesses are included with activities for Eng...
Joyeux Noel French Film Study Guide + lesson plan
dalmore

Joyeux Noel French Film Study Guide + lesson plan

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Good for Christmas with S3 I have reordered, compiled and corrected an existing resource I have found online. Creator aknowledged in document. ps: Verbs game can be played with dice and snakes and ladders. Film can be found on Amazon
Christmas Truce Activities
BritannicaDigitalLearning

Christmas Truce Activities

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Within only a few months from the start of World War 1, hundreds of thousands of soldiers had been killed or injured in heavy fighting. However, in December, in many places along the battle area known as the Western Front, soldiers stopped fighting and celebrated Christmas together. You ll fi...
Teachers TV: World War I Christmas Truce
Teachers TV

Teachers TV: World War I Christmas Truce

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The first world war Christmas truce re-enacted for KS3/4 history. A group of students watch actors reenact the first world war Christmas truce in this video resource designed for use in secondary history lessons. Costumed actors dramatise the truce that took place between British and German troops...