People of the Great War

Shaping the Modern World

KS1: ages 5-7KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16Website

This educational resource was produced to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War and a copy was distributed free to every primary and secondary school in the UK (now available online). It marks the passing of the generation of men and women who lived during that time and aims to show how the war of 1914-1918 changed the lives of ordinary people and shaped the modern world.

The resource is made up of a website with a selection of short films for use in assemblies and lessons, plus a gallery of original photos and posters from the Imperial War Museum and Commonwealth War Graves Commission archives and extensive teachers’ notes for using the materials in class. The resource emphasises the variety of experience, explaining that many nationalities fought in the war, in many different parts of the world, and that it also impacted on people at home.

The teaching notes provide useful ideas for exploring the films and galleries from various angles, leading to opportunities for discussion and debate, and critical thinking about how and why the films were put together.


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