Teaching resources

Explore a range of World War One teaching resources for use in the secondary school classroom, designed to help teachers get the most out of this website.

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  • Bombing raids and the Home Front

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    There is a common misconception that there was little destruction away from the trenches and that bombing raids ...

  • The sensory experience of war

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    We use our senses all the time. They are what form our experiences. In this activity, students will explore ...

  • Hardship and loyalty

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    In this lesson, students will explore some of the hardships that soldiers experienced, such as dirty conditions, ...

  • Daily life in the trenches

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    In this activity students will use primary source material to gain an insight into daily life in the trenches and an ...

  • On the battlefield

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    In this lesson, students are encouraged to explore the realities of war. They will discuss how the men that ...

  • Pacifism and conscientious objectors

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    The principle behind this activity is to go beyond the surface of conscription and the experience of warfare ...

  • Daily life on the Home Front

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    In this activity, students will consider the impact of the war beyond the battlefield and consider to what extent ...

  • Leadership and command

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    The aim of this lesson is to introduce some of the debate around leadership during World War One. It will invite ...

  • Women and gender roles

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    The aim of this lesson is to introduce some of the roles that women played to contribute to the war effort ...

  • Health and hygiene

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    The conditions in the trenches did not lend themselves to well-being. In this activity, students will explore ...

  • Aerial warfare

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    This activity will introduce students to the first uses of aerial activities in World War One. During this ...

  • India and World War One

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    The aim of this lesson is to introduce the role and contribution of the Indian forces on the Western Front. Students ...

  • Recruitment

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    In this lesson, students will not only explore the key messages sent out by the government to encourage ...

  • Punishment

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    In this activity, students will gain an insight into military discipline and to consider the nature of crime and ...

  • Experiences of Commonwealth and colonial troops

    English UK Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 History

    Troops from across the British Empire and colonies either volunteered or were conscripted to fight on Britain’s ...