Living in the Trenches

Living in the Trenches

Find out more about Life in the Trenches and download a selection of objects from IWM. This resource is free for you to use in your classroom. All the images are available to download together as a PowerPoint. For ideas of how you might be able to use these objects, take a look at our Suggested Activities. Visit the link to find out more with IWMs free online learning resource.
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First World War Recruitment Posters

First World War Recruitment Posters

Find out more about First World War recruitment posters from Richard Slocombe, Imperial War Museums' Senior Curator of Art. All the images are available as a PowerPoint for you to use in your classroom. Visit the link to find out more about Recruitment and Conscription with IWMs free online learning resource.
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Fighting in the Trenches

Fighting in the Trenches

Discover more about life in the trenches and learn about the experience of fighting during the First World War with this election of objects from IWM. This resource is free for you to use in your classroom. All the images are available to download together as a PowerPoint. For ideas of how you might be able to use these objects, take a look at our Suggested Activities. Visit the link to find out more with IWMs free online learning resource.
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Battle of the Somme: injuries, treatment and the trenches

Battle of the Somme: injuries, treatment and the trenches

Use excerpts from the film The Battle of the Somme, 1916, and a range of sources from the IWM collection for an enquiry into injuries, treatment and the trenches in the First World War. All the images and an audio transcript are available to download together as a PowerPoint. Visit the IWM website to find out more about IWM's free online learning resources http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/learning-resources
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D-Day

D-Day

An enquiry using a range of sources from the IWM collection into D-Day. All the images are available to download together as a PowerPoint. Visit the IWM website to find out more about IWM's free online learning resources http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/learning-resources
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The Empire Called to Arms

The Empire Called to Arms

Find out more about the role of soldiers from across the Empire and Commonwealth and download a selection of objects from IWM to help you understand more about different nationalities and their contribution to the First World War. This resource is free for you to use in your classroom. All the images are available to download together as a PowerPoint. For ideas of how you might be able to use these objects, take a look at our Suggested Activities. Visit the link to find out more with IWMs free online learning resource.
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The 1940s House

The 1940s House

Explore the 1940s House and learn about daily life for a family in wartime with this selection of objects from IWM. This resource is free for you to use in your classroom. All the images are available to download together as a PowerPoint. For ideas of how you might be able to use these objects, take a look at our Suggested Activities. Visit the link to find out more with IWMs free online learning resource.
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Recruitment and Conscription

Recruitment and Conscription

An enquiry using a range of sources from the IWM collection into recruitment and conscription during the First World War. All the images are available to download together as a PowerPoint. Visit the IWM website to find out more about IWM's free online learning resources http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/learning-resources
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Cyanotype [RAF Sock]

Cyanotype [RAF Sock]

Annabel Dover explores the relationship between objects and memory and the social relationships that these objects represent. She highlights the power attributed to objects as markers of memory. The sock was worn by her stepfather when he was shot down and injured over Germany whilst serving with the RAF. His leg was amputated, but the nurses that cared for him washed and mended the sock. It became, for him, symbolic of their compassion. In this video, she talks more about her work. Visit the link to find out more.
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Second World War Posters

Second World War Posters

Propaganda posters from the IWM collection looking at how the British Government encouraged people to help the war effort. All the images are available to download together as a PowerPoint. Visit the IWM website to find out more about IWM's free online learning resources http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/learning-resources
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How has war in the air changed over time?

How has war in the air changed over time?

This resource uses sources from the IWM collection to explore how war in the air has changed over time. From balloons used for reconnaissance during the First World War through to contemporary unmanned aircraft (drones). All the images are available to download together as a PowerPoint. Visit the IWM website to find out more about IWM's free online learning resources http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/learning-resources
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Photo Op by kennardphillips

Photo Op by kennardphillips

Peter Kennard and Cat Picton-Phillipps have worked together since 2002, initially to make art in response to the invasion of Iraq. Their work is shown in a range of contexts, on line, in galleries and on protest marches. They describe their work as an integral part of political activism, a direct means of communication. In this video, they talk more about their work, particularly Photo Op, depicting Tony Blair taking a ‘selfie’ in front of a huge explosion. Visit the link to find out more.
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The House of Osama bin Laden

The House of Osama bin Laden

In 2002, Langlands and Bell were commissioned by IWM to respond to the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and the War in Afghanistan. They had heard rumours about the abandoned home of Osama bin Laden in Daruntah, near Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. They managed to find and photograph the house, now used as a base by a local militia. Adopting the language of computer games, they produced an interactive film from their photographs. In this video, they talk more about their work. Visit the link to find out more.
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What impact did the First World War have on aircraft and aerial warfare?

What impact did the First World War have on aircraft and aerial warfare?

Use these sources from the IWM collection to explore the impact of the First World War on aircraft and aerial warfare. Use this resource answers questions such as: • What role did aircraft play at the outbreak of war? • How did air-to-air combat develop? • How much training did airmen receive? • What types of people were pilots during the First World War? • How did aerial bombing change things on the Home Front? All the images and a transcript of the letter are available to download together as a PowerPoint. Visit the IWM website to find out more about IWM's free online learning resources http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/learning-resources
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Camp Boundary

Camp Boundary

In 2002, IWM commissioned Paul Seawright to respond to the War in Afghanistan. He was interested in how an artist might engage with conflict in a way that was different to the dramatic spectacles of photojournalism. The resulting photographs of minefields show a seemingly empty landscape, which in reality is both lethal and inaccessible. In this video, he talks more about his work. Visit the link to find out more.
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How did people share their cultures and traditions during the First World War?

How did people share their cultures and traditions during the First World War?

Use these sources from the IWM collection to look at how people shared their culture and traditions during the First World War. Use this resource answers questions such as: • How did people from different countries serve with each other? • How did troops practise and share their traditions? • Plus a look at entertainment and food. All the images are available to download together as a PowerPoint. Visit the IWM website to find out more about IWM's free online learning resources http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/learning-resources
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Camp Boundary

Camp Boundary

In 2002, IWM commissioned Paul Seawright to respond to the War in Afghanistan. He was interested in how an artist might engage with conflict in a way that was different to the dramatic spectacles of photojournalism. The resulting photographs of minefields show a seemingly empty landscape, which in reality is both lethal and inaccessible. In this video, he talks more about his work. Visit the link to find out more.
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