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Battle of the Somme Learning Path

By Paul Ennis

Step 1 Click on the first link to read a timeline of the battle. Step 2 Click on the link and go to the Telegram from General Haig.
2 resources in this Learning Path

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Timeline of the Battle of Sommes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/ztngxsg#z39w39q Added: 30 Jun 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video / Reference

When students hear of the stories or see the videos associated with the Battle of the Somme...students next question is; What happened next? This is a lovely timeline of events which occurred in the Battle of the Somme.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: World War I

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
  • record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Advice students to which the link as a means of research in a task whereby they must create their own timeline of events as a group.

JC
History (2018 +)

Strand: 3. The History of Europe & The Wider World

Strand unit: 4. World War I / World War II

Suggestions for use: Advice students to which the link as a means of research in a task whereby they must create their own timeline of events as a group.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Sources from the Battle of the Somme

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...ucation/greatwar/g4/cs3/default.htm Added: 30 Jun 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

No battle in the Great War is better known than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. At the time, its huge casualties made Britain realise that the war would be long and hard.

After the war, in the 1920s and 1930s, people came to believe that the losses at the Somme were unacceptable. Many thought that it was the result of incompetent officers who did not care about their men. In this case study you will see whether the original sources from the time support this view. You will probably find it helpful to study the Background before you start looking at the sources.
Use the Worksheet as you look through the sources. This will help you plan your research and think about how to present your findings.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: World War I

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of these periods
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally

Suggestions for use: Allow students to examine primary sources with this digital record of collections from General Haig's letter to newspapers, orders to British commanders, experiences of the army units, telegram from Haig after 1st day of battle, Haig's summary of the battle, map showing land captured and a diagram of the German forces on the western front.

JC
History

Strand: Political Developments 19&20 cen

Suggestions for use: Allow students to examine primary sources with this digital record of collections from General Haig's letter to newspapers, orders to British commanders, experiences of the army units, telegram from Haig after 1st day of battle, Haig's summary of the battle, map showing land captured and a diagram of the German forces on the western front.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Managing Myself

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