With 2016 marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, we have produced a pack of KS3 resources for you to use in the classroom.
The pack consists of a fully developed historical enquiry comprised of detailed teacher’s notes, a range of historical sources, and suggested pupil activities. In addition there are two podcasts written and produced for teachers by leading First World War historians.
Introduction to the Battle of the Somme and Timeline
Two downloadable documents to provide historical context and background, with case studies to provide perspective.
Teacher Notes - Somme Enquiry: How and why should we remember the Battle of the Somme today?
This enquiry focuses on the significance of the Battle of the Somme – both at the time and since. It puts the catastrophic events of the 1st July 1916 into the wider military context of developing battlefield strategy during the First World War as well as examining the impact of the battle on different communities around the world. Download the Teachers' notes as well as the 5 accompanying Resource documents.
The Battle of the Somme 1916 film
This podcast, written and produced for the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme by Mark Connelly, Professor of Modern British Military History at the University of Kent, looks at the hugely successful film which was produced about the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
Two divisions on the Somme in 1916
This podcast, written and produced for the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme by Richard Grayson, Professor of Twentieth Century History at Goldsmiths, University of London, looks at the experiences of the 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) Divisions during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. There are notes to accompany this podcast.
Enrol on our free Somme 100 battlefield tours …
The government is funding two students and one teacher from every state maintained secondary school, free school and academy in England to retrace the footsteps of the Pals battalions and other soldiers from communities across the UK and many parts of the Commonwealth. Don't miss out - be part of the national commemoration of the Battle of the Somme and take up your free school place on the award winning 4-day battlefield tour which also includes free professional development training. Further details can be found at http://www.centenarybattlefieldtours.org
Many more teaching and learning resources …
Visit our website to access the full range of free teaching and learning resources we have produced on all aspects of the First World War at http://www.centenarybattlefieldtours.org