First World War resources

There are many ways of incorporating World War 1 and the themes of friendship, impact and reconciliation into your classes. Check out these resources that help develop your pupils' understanding of what happened during the Great War and the impact it had.

first world war resources

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GCSE Journey's End
FionaRigney

GCSE Journey's End

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The lesson plans attached below are actually presentations that include small activities and tasks as well as instructions for teachers. There are a number of extra worksheets as well that compliment the lessons. I use this for Edexcel controlled assessment.
WW1 Life in the Trenches - Comic Book
kibishipaul

WW1 Life in the Trenches - Comic Book

(3)
An engaging lesson for Remembrance Day, or Veteran's Day. Thirteen page comic book style text to introduce the history of trench warfare during World War 1. Great resource for use with teens. It outlines why and how the trenches were constructed and what life was like for the soldiers who used them ...
Storyboard the Poem
friday22

Storyboard the Poem

(4)
Some activities for use with the poem Dolce et Decorum. It includes letter writing and storyboarding the poem.
Original Writing - Diary entry.
Tes English

Original Writing - Diary entry.

(7)
Resource containing a complete GCSE scheme of work for Original Writing - Diary entry. Students will complete a diary entry response to literature and texts from World War 1. These include Wilfred Owen's Dulce et decorum est and a series of fictional and non fiction letters from the front.
Poetry in WW1
AbuHilal

Poetry in WW1

(3)
To introduce the events of WW1 and the effects it had on the soldiers through the poems of that period. It will allow pupils to explore the different poets of the War and to understand the types of calamity they went through. It covers the life in the trenches and helps to explore the events of the...
WW1: Trench Story Activity/Homework
j_leemosley

WW1: Trench Story Activity/Homework

(1)
This activity is designed to aid student writing and build up literacy. Students roll a pair of dice and find the emoji that corresponds to this, they then have to use the emoji in their first sentence e.g. If they landed in the rain it could be "My first day on duty and rain was crashing aroun...

History resources

The Trenches / Remembrance Day PPT
Phil @icHistory

The Trenches / Remembrance Day PPT

(2)
Useful for any lesson on Trench Warfare and have used to good effect for Remembrance Day assemblies. Most effective of soundtrack is left to play. Supported with sources and empathy exercise.
The Causes of World War One: The Schlieffen Plan
HistoryHub

The Causes of World War One: The Schlieffen Plan

(0)
This is a complete lesson on the Schlieffen Plan, designed for KS3. \- 'Do Now'starter \- Hyperlinked educational videos \- Detailed maps, information and activities throughout \- Also includes a reflection slide with a working 10 minute timer (could be used for other lessons as well).
WW1: Comparing sources about trench life (Lesson 7)
j_leemosley

WW1: Comparing sources about trench life (Lesson 7)

(2)
This lesson focuses upon source skills and GCSE styled questions. This lesson builds upon the previous lesson that looked at life in trenches. Students work through questions with sentence starters, key words and model answers. You can build in peer and self assessment with the model answers. Q...
Women of World War I
QuakerPeaceEducation

Women of World War I

(3)
Published on the centenary of the first International Congress of Women on 28 April 1915, this two-lesson sequence allows students to explore independently the wide range of activities women were engaged in during World War I (WWI) and ask, are women the real peacemakers? Students will become e...
Pals Battalions
mrshopehistory

Pals Battalions

(0)
This resource looks at the concept of Pals Battalions (locally in Barnsley but can easily be adapted to other Pals Batallions). It looks at the reasons men were convinced to sign up to the war through Pals Battalions and the attraction/ pit falls of these battalions. Activities include: Settling a...
Propaganda and Recruitment in WW1
mrshopehistory

Propaganda and Recruitment in WW1

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Included within this resource is 2x consecutive lessons looking at recruitment and propaganda aimed at KS3 students studying World War one. The content however is good for students studying this topic at GCSE. Source analysis of recruitment posters, extended writing practice and exam style questio...
Weapons of WW1
mrshopehistory

Weapons of WW1

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This lesson explores 8 different types of weaponry used by soldiers/armies during WW1. Students will discover how each was weapon was used and, explore the pros and cons of each and make justified conclusions of the effectiveness of these weapons. The lesson also allows student the opportunity to p...
 Versailles And The Other Peace Treaties
Phil @icHistory

Versailles And The Other Peace Treaties

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A comprehensive unit that looks at the Treaty of Versailles and the other treaties of WW1. Highlights: Thrashing Out he Treaty, students take on the role of the 'Big Three' to create a treaty of their own. Investigation: fully resourced investigation. Could the Treaties be Just...
Impact of WW1 on Germany
chaycraft

Impact of WW1 on Germany

(2)
Information on the impact of WW1 on Germany and the abdication of the Kaiser. This is the first unit we teach at KS4 so paragraph structure is provided.
What happened at the Battle of Passchendaele?
Change Continuity

What happened at the Battle of Passchendaele?

(4)
Trash and treasure exercise allows students to gather a high level understanding of the events of the Battle of Passchendaele without a teacher-led lesson. Diamond Nine activity encourages students to develop high-level thinking skills. Plenary allows students to reflect on their learning NB: 'T...

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