Activity 1 Resource Pack: Reading the text
The Great War: Activity 1. The purpose of this activity is to encourage active thinking and reading through close examination of the text, ‘The Angel of Mons’, using the reciprocal reading roles: summariser, predictor, clarifier, questioner.
Activity 13 Resource Pack: Creating a culturegram
The Great War: Activity 13. Students create a culturegram (an image bank) about the lives of people in 1914.
Activity 12 Resource Pack: Statistics from the Great War
The Great War: Activity 12. Students read and use data from World War I to produce comparative graphs.
Activity 11 Resource Pack: Shot at dawn
The Great War: Activity 11. Students use the text provided and their own research to write an argument either for or against pardoning the men who were executed for cowardice during WW1.
Activity 10 Resource Pack: Armistice
The Great War: Activity 10. Students investigate the end of the Great War and the armistice, and its impact on Germany and the rest of Europe, drawing conclusions and presenting their findings.
Activity 9 Resource Pack: Spies
The Great War: Activity 9. Students research the link between 11 names, writing up a brief report of the events surrounding each person’s demise. The activity culminates with students drawing and justifying their conclusions as to the justness of each person’s fate.
Activity 8 Resource Pack: Helping the wounded
The Great War: Activity 8. A research task, focusing on advances in reconstructive surgery and prosthetic limbs during and soon after the First World War.
Activity 7b Resource Pack: The ethics of chemical warfare
The Great War: Activity 7b. Students conduct a P4C enquiry into the use of poisonous gases during WW1. The starting point for this enquiry is the Hague Convention of 1899 which outlawed the use of chemical weapons.
Activity 7a Resource Pack: Gas attack
The Great War: Activity 7a. Students read and discuss the poem 'Dulce et Decorum est' by WW1 soldier, Wilfred Owen. From there, they either recreate the poem in drama, or write their own poem about a gas attack.
Activity 6 Resource Pack: The Trenches
The Great War: Activity 6. Students use a range of resources to write diary entries and letters home from the trenches. The second section of this activity has students solving a number of mathematical problems relating to the trenches.