Charity initiative brings First World War into classroom

Different aspects of the conflict are explored in the colourful resource pack, from the origins of the conflict to trench warfare, the major battles, combat stress, propaganda and the impact of the war on women.

This new edition features a section on the contribution of Scotland to the war effort. More Scots per head of population enlisted and died in the war than any other home nation.

Special attention is also paid throughout to the poetry and art of the war. Among the artists featured is Gilkison, a newspaper cartoonist for the then Glasgow Herald and the Evening Times.

Glasgow-born Gilkison, whose work lay largely undiscovered for almost 100 years, was the only known cartoonist to openly depict the horror of the war.

He died aged 31 of respiratory disease after being conscripted into the Scots Guards in 1916, never having made it to the front line.… view