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Itineraries
Learning Resource - Arras and the Battle of the Somme

Arras and the Battle of the Somme

KS3 & 4First World War
The Somme battlefield to the south of Arras presents a choice of sites to allow engagement with a variety of themes, particularly the involvement of many different nationalities and the subsequent concept of ‘national ownership’ of battlefield sites, the challenges of communication and decision making and the impact stories of the battle have had on modern ideas about warfare.
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Arras and the Battle of the Somme
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Learning Resource - Battle of Passchendaele

Battle of Passchendaele

KS3 & 4First World War
The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was one of the major battles of the First World War. It was in fact a series of operations beginning in June 1917 and continuing until November of the same year. The lack of significant gains and the fact that the fighting ground to a halt because of the mud has come to symbolise the horrors of the Western Front.
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Battle of Passchendaele
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Learning Resource - Battle of the Somme

Battle of the Somme

KS3 & 4First World War
The Battle of the Somme, which began on 1 July 1916, is one of the best known and most costly battles of the First World War. It was intended to break the stalemate of trench warfare, but by the end of the Battle, on 18th November, troops had advanced only five miles.
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Battle of the Somme
Personal Stories
Learning Resource - Betty Stevenson

Betty Stevenson

KS2,3 & 4First World War
Bertha Stevenson, known as Betty, was born in York on 3 September 1896 and lived in Harrogate. She was killed in 1918 while working for the Y.M.C.A. in France. In 1920 her parents wrote and published an account of Betty’s wartime experiences, drawing on her diaries and letters home.
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Betty Stevenson
Teaching Activities
Learning Resource - Considering the burial of the Happy Warrior

Considering the Burial of the 'Happy Warrior'

KS3First World War
Etaples Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Cemetery is approx 60Km south of Calais. It is best visited at the end of a tour, on the return journey to Calais. Focussing on the funeral of Betty Stevenson provides an opportunity for students to participate in an act of remembrance and allows them to complete their exploration of the First World War sites in a reflective way.
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Considering the Burial of the 'Happy Warrior'
Teaching Activities
Learning Resource - Jack Mudd

Did Jack make it back to those he loved?

KS3First World War
Lizzie Mudd kept official documents and letters from her husband Jack. This ‘History Mystery’ encourages pupils to piece together evidence in order to discover their story.
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Did Jack make it back to those he loved?
Personal Stories
Learning Resource - Evelina Haverfield

Evelina Haverfield

KS2,3 & 4First World War
Evelina Haverfield was born into a British aristocratic family in 1867. Yet she died a hero of the Serbian nation in 1920. She was a Suffragette before the war. After war was declared she threw herself into organising women to support the war effort in Britain, and later, in Serbia.
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Evelina Haverfield
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Learning Resource - First World War Role of Women

First World War Role of Women

KS3 & 4First World War
Women took on many roles during the First World War in the First World War. They worked in factories and on farms, in many cases replacing the men who had gone to fight in the war. Women also had a role in encouraging men to go abroad to fight. For many women this was the first time they had worked and been independent from their family or husband. But, how important was the work that women did?
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First World War Role of Women
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Learning Resource - Government Propaganda During the First World War

Government Propaganda During the First World War

KS3 & 4First World War
Propaganda produced by the government was an important part of encouraging people to support the war effort and to enlist in the forces during the First World War. It used many different methods to influence what people thought and did. But, how effective was this propaganda?
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Government Propaganda During the First World War
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Learning Resource - Great War Volunteers

Great War Volunteers

KS3 & 4First World War
When the First World War began in August 1914 no one knew what kind of war it was going to be or how long it would last. Most people expected it to be ‘over by Christmas’. Through a mix of patriotism, a sense of duty, a desire for adventure, to avenge alleged German atrocities, or just to escape from poverty at home, men rushed to join up and go to war.
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Great War Volunteers
Personal Stories
Learning Resource - Harold Brown

Harold Brown

KS2,3 & 4First World War
Harold Brown was born in Poplar in London in 1899. He served during the First World War in the 3/4th Battalion and 6th Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. He received commendation cards for ‘distinguishing himself in the field’ from the Commanding Officer of his Division on two occasions and was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in 1918.
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Harold Brown
Teaching Activities
Learning Resource - How are they remembered

How are they remembered?

KS3First World War
Visits to areas such as the Western Front inevitably incorporate numerous museums, sites, cemeteries and memorials. These vary in size and appearance but their purpose and the individual story behind the presence of each can often be missed. This teaching activity can be replicated at almost any site, regardless of location or historical context.
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How are they remembered?
Teaching Activities
Learning Resource - Evelina Haverfield

How did a British mum become a national hero in Serbia?

KS3First World War
Evelina Haverfield was one of a number of women who went to Serbia during the First World War to support the war effort there. She won extraordinary acclaim from the Serbian people and was buried there after her death in 1920. This ‘History Mystery’ encourages pupils to piece together evidence in order to discover her story.
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How did a British mum become a national hero in Serbia?
Teaching Activities
AirSpace Aircraft NameTrail

IWM Duxford: AirSpace Aircraft Name Trail

KS2First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
All aircraft have some form of identification usually letters and numbers such VC 10 and BAC111 but most also have a name.
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IWM Duxford: AirSpace Aircraft Name Trail
Teaching Activities
AirSpace Interactives Guide

IWM Duxford: AirSpace Interactives Guide

KS1First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
Guide to Interactives in AirSpace at IWM Duxford
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IWM Duxford: AirSpace Interactives Guide
Teaching Activities
AirSpace Trail

IWM Duxford: AirSpace Trail

KS2First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
Follow the trail on the plan and try to answer as many questions as possible.
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IWM Duxford: AirSpace Trail
Teaching Activities
Remembrance Highlights Trail

IWM Duxford: Remembrance Highlights Trail

KS1First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
Self-directed resource for teachers visiting IWM Duxford.
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IWM Duxford: Remembrance Highlights Trail
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Remembrance Student Activity Sheets

IWM Duxford: Remembrance Student Activity Sheets

KS1First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
Self-directed resource for teachers visiting IWM Duxford.
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IWM Duxford: Remembrance Student Activity Sheets
Teaching Activities
IWM Duxford Remembrance Teachers' Notes

IWM Duxford: Remembrance Teachers' Notes

KS1First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
Self-directed resource for teachers visiting IWM Duxford.
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IWM Duxford: Remembrance Teachers' Notes
Teaching Activities
IWM North First World War Trail Teachers' Notes

IWM North: First World War Teachers' Notes

KS2First World WarIWM North
Teachers' Notes to accompany the First World War Trail.
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IWM North: First World War Teachers' Notes
Teaching Activities
IWM North First World War Trail

IWM North: First World War Trail

KS2First World WarIWM North
First World War Trail.
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IWM North: First World War Trail
Personal Stories
Learning Resource - Jack Mudd

Jack Mudd

KS2,3 & 4First World War
John (known as Jack) Mudd served as a Private in the London Regiment. He was married to Elizabeth (Lizzie) and they had three children; Ann born in 1913, Mary born in 1909 and John who was born in 1911. Jack was reported missing on 26 October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).
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Jack Mudd
Personal Stories
Learning Resource - James Harcus

James Harcus

KS2,3 & 4First World War
James Harcus was born in Orkney in 1881. He emigrated in 1907, first to New Zealand and then to Australia. When the First World War began he signed up immediately and fought and died as an Australian at Gallipoli in 1915.
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James Harcus
Historical Notes
Learning Resource - Menin Gate

Menin Gate

KS3 & 4First World War
Every division in the British Army had served in the Ypres Salient, around Ypres and the city was a unique and highly significant place for the British people. The Menin Gate is one of the most important war memorials and commemorates 54,344 British soldiers killed in the Ypres Salient between October 1914 and mid August 1917, who have no known grave.
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Menin Gate
Teaching Activities
Learning Resource - New Inventions

New inventions, no impact? What impact did new inventions have on people and places during the First World War?

KS3First World War
The First World War is often cited as the first time when many new inventions were used in battle for example zeppelins, tanks or gas. The impact of these new inventions is debatable and this investigation aims to allow pupils to explore for themselves these new inventions and to come to their own conclusions about their impact.
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New inventions, no impact? What impact did new inventions have on people and places during the First World War?
Historical Notes
Learning Resource - Summary of the Causes of the First World War

Summary of the Causes of the First World War

KS3 & 4First World War
Various incidents and rivalries caused the First World War. The situation in the Balkans was one, but also important were nationalism, the alliance system, imperialism and colonial rivalry and the need to defend national pride.
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Summary of the Causes of the First World War
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Learning Resource - Global impact of the First World War

The Global impact of the First World War

KS3 & 4First World War
It is often forgotten that the First World War was a truly global conflict and not just one confined to the Western Front in France and Belgium. Fighting took place on the Eastern Front in Poland and Russia, in the Balkans, Italy, Africa, China, the Near and Middle East and in the South Pacific. Many soldiers, sailors and airmen from the empires of the European powers took part in the fighting.
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The Global impact of the First World War
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Learning Resource - The Middle East

The Middle East

KS3 & 4First World War
By 1914 the long decline of the Ottoman, or Turkish, Empire had created a series of weak and mutually hostile states in the Balkans and had also heightened imperial rivalries in the Middle East. Most of its territories in North Africa, including present-day Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt, had been taken over by either Britain or France during the latter half of the nineteenth century.
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The Middle East
Itineraries
Learning Resource - The Ypres-Salient and the Menin Gate

The Ypres-Salient and the Menin Gate

KS3 & 4First World War
The city of Ypres was critical to the Allied war effort during the First World War. Located along the road and rail route to the coast it was vital for transporting men and supplies to the front line and protected the channel ports without which the Allies could not sustain the war effort. It was also a symbol of the British defence of the Belgium people. There are a huge number of First World War sites in the area of the salient and following the front line southwards towards the Somme battlefield.
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The Ypres-Salient and the Menin Gate
Personal Stories
Learning Resource - Thomas Bickerton

Thomas Bickerton

KS2,3 & 4First World War
Thomas Bickerton saw the outbreak of the First World War as an adventure. At just 16 he was too young to join the Army. But like thousands of other boys this did not stop him from trying and, eventually, succeeding. Many years later he wrote an account of his experiences.
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Thomas Bickerton
Historical Notes
Learning Resource - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Cenotaph

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Cenotaph

KS3 & 4First World War
The huge losses of the First World War, and the additional tragedy that many of the dead had no known grave, provided the inspiration for two remarkable memorials in London. One is the Cenotaph on Whitehall, the other the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey.
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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Cenotaph
Teaching Activities
Learning Resource - Flanders Fields

Was the First World War only fought in Flanders Fields?

KS3First World War
The First World War was the first truly global conflict, yet in many people’s minds it was fought entirely on The Western Front, in Flanders Fields. This enquiry enables pupils to confront the myths about where the First World War was fought and to investigate the full story of the War.
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Was the First World War only fought in Flanders Fields?
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Learning Resource - What happened to the Happy Warrior

What happened to the Happy Warrior?

KS3First World War
Betty Stevenson was determined to do something to support the war effort and went to France intending to do just that. This ‘History Mystery’ encourages pupils to piece together evidence in order to discover her story.
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What happened to the Happy Warrior?
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Learning Resource - Remember FWW

Why and how do we remember the First World War?

KS3First World War
Ypres was an important town for Britain during the First World War and remains significant today. This enquiry aims to introduce pupils to the debate that occurred at the end of War regarding the future of the town and to encourage them to put themselves in the position of those who were deciding that future.
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Why and how do we remember the First World War?
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Learning Resource - Why did soldiers continue to fight

Why did soldiers continue to fight?

KS3First World War
The conditions in the Trenches during the First World War are well known. This investigation considers the reasons why, despite the conditions, soldiers continued to fight. It aims to draw attention to the more positive aspects of the First World War and the things that men found exciting or interesting about their involvement and also to explore the reasons why men chose to fight in the first place.
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Why did soldiers continue to fight?
Teaching Activities
Learning Resource - Jack Mudd Tyne Cot

Why is Jack Mudd’s name on the Tyne Cot memorial?

KS3First World War
Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Cemetery and Memorial is the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world. The numbers and size of the site can be difficult to come to terms with and these activities provide pupils with both an individual to focus on and a broader understanding of the site.
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Why is Jack Mudd’s name on the Tyne Cot memorial?
Personal Stories
Learning Resource - William Tickle

William Tickle

KS2,3 & 4First World War
Private Tickle enlisted for the First World War on 7 September 1914 and was accepted although he was under age. He was killed on 3 July 1916, aged 17, during the Battle of the Somme. His mother's handwritten note on the photograph (taken on 22 June 1916, a few days before his death) describes him as "One of the very best". Pte Tickle is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
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William Tickle