First World War Resources
Here you will find our First World War educational resource, along with helpful lesson plans covering a broad range of topics, a fun quiz to use with the resource, and tips on getting started with producing poetry and art.
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First World War Resource
Our resource provides a child-friendly journey through the First World War. We have worked with Embassies, High Commissions and historians internationally to offer multiple perspectives on the War, including country and regional profiles on Africa, Canada, Ireland, Germany, the Middle East, Russia and South Asia.
The resource was updated year-on-year to coincide with the launch of each Centenary Competition and includes a variety of topics such as the Salonika Campaign, the role of Sports in the War, the War in the Skies, Advancements in Medicine, and Music in the First World War. The resource may be downloaded in full via the following link:
Fourth edition resource - PDF
Football during the First World War - Lesson Plan
Football was a force for unity one hundred years ago as men on the frontlines played together with friends and foe, and women and girls took to the field in unprecedented numbers. Use this lesson plan alongside the First World War Resource resource to learn more about the role of sport during the First World War.
Poetry in the First World War - Lesson Plan and Teacher's Presentation
Use this lesson plan and presentation alongside the poems in the First World War resource to help students write their own.