Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Learning and Resources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission  has produced excellent resources, lesson activities, case studies, micro-websites and a detailed history of the First and Second World Wars.

Discovering local CWGC war graves in the UK... Download - PDF

Our Migration Story: The Making of Britain

Our Migration Story presents the often untold stories of the generations of migrants who came to and shaped the British Isles. While it is primarily designed to support teachers and students studying migration to Britain, its aim is to be a useful resource for anyone interested in Britain’s migration history.  

National Centenary Education Programme Resources & Free Battlefields Tour

For inspiration for your competition entry, take part in the government's fully funded First World War Centenary education programme. Open to every state maintained secondary school in England, two students and one teacher travel for free to the battlefields and undertake a community project. Running to spring 2019, it helps deepen understanding and make a greater connection with the First World War.

WW1 Soldier's Tale

WW1: Soldier’s Tale is the story of Walter Carter, his girlfriend, family and friends as they live through the events of 1914-18 both on the Front and at Home, told through social media in real time. By using Facebook, Twitter and a Blog, the project aims to bring the First World War to life for young people in a way that makes it feel more recent, more relevant and importantly, accessible.

The Cartoon Museum workshops Understanding Historical Cartoons: World War I

Students explore soldiers' experiences during WWI through cartoons in the museum's collection that illustrate the training and day-to-day life of the British 'Tommy' and other soldiers of the First World War. Students then design their own postcard to send home from the trenches of Europe.
Schools can get in touch to book a free session by emailing:

Secret Scripture: Two Irish war poets

‘Secret Scripture: Two Irish war poets’ by His Excellency Dr Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom. A lecture delivered at a Conference on Ireland, Wales and the First World War at the University of Cardiff, 10 September 2014.

BBC News School Report

School Report provides a resource for students who will be visiting battlefields as part of the World War One centenary events.