‘I thought World War One was only in black and white’ - Vivid colours bring the First World War to a new generation
For students who live in a digital world filled with three-dimensional and high-definition imagery, the grainy pictures from the Great War created a barrier. One teacher explains how Peter Jackson’s footage has helped an old topic resonate with a new audience in the classroom
Teaching friendship through conflict: unseen footage sheds new light on the Great War
Having taught the First World War regularly as part of his school’s history curriculum, Aaron Oliva was looking for a new way to help students engage with the topic. Through unseen footage used by Peter Jackson, he was able to highlight the importance of friendship amongst the fighting
Resolution and the First World War: changing 100-year-old perceptions
Despite being on opposing sides, the British and German soldiers had more in common than you’d think. New footage of opposition forces sharing a joke or a cigarette helped Caitlin Morrison teach her class about the First World War and helped them challenge their perceptions.
‘Our school memorial contains the names of 600 former pupils; it’s easy to justify teaching the Great War’
For Chris Mackay and his school the First World War has a large local significance. By using stories from soldiers who once attended The Glasgow High School, he forged a connection between past events and his current class.