Set of resources covering most aspects of the Great War. Includes sections on My Life; My family; My town; My Country - 100 years ago. Excellent timeline included as well as a profile of famous personalities, lots of image galleries and detailed assembly notes with scripts..
A vast collection of resources and online material from the UK National Archives. Includes diraies, service records, information about the various branches of the British military - army, air force, navy and medical support. Includes podcasts and videos.
Suggestions for use: The posters may be used as part of an investigation of various events and propaganda during World War. The students could do a project having selected a poster to analyse and researched the context with a view to presenting to the class.
This resource should enable a child to:
become familiar with aspects of these periods
Suggestions for use: Examine a poster and discuss its meaning, the context surrounding it and its impact on people at this time. Do this either as a whole group activity or as part of group work. Alternatively, print out a selection of posters and allow pupils to select a poster of their choice and conduct a study of same. Suitable for differentiating by task or communication.
A Family at War: Mary Martin’s Diary, 1 January – 25 May 1916 is an online exhibition from the National Library of the Diary of Mary Martin, a widow and mother of twelve children, living in the wealthy Dublin suburb of Monkstown. Mary wrote the diary to her son Charlie, a soldier with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who went missing in action on the Salonika front.
Set against the backdrop of the Easter Rising and the First World War, the diary chronicles the daily activities of Mary, her family, friends and relatives.
Essay looking at the impact of the Great War on the West Tyrone town and how it was very much a 'shared war' between the Catholic and Protestant communities of that area. Uses newspaper cuttings and original images throughout.
This essay was a winning entry from students at Drumragh Integrated College as part of the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ All-Island Schools History Competition 2014 organised jointly by the Departments of Education in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Examines the role of the Royal Munster Fusiliers regiment in World War I and in particular their role in Gallipoli and at the Somme. Also focuses on Victoria Cross winner William Cosgrove who was typical of many ordinary people caught up in the war.
This essay was a winning entry from students at Colaiste Choilm (Ballincollig) in the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ All-Island Schools History Competition 2014 organised jointly by the Departments of Education in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Essay looking at how the first World War imacted on a rural area in Co Waterford. Focuses on the local people who were involved in the war and in particular on the role of horses in that war. Many horses from this area of Co Waterford were sold to the army and saw action at the Western Front.
This essay was a winning entry from Kilrossanty NS in the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ All-Island Schools History Competition 2014 organised jointly by the Departments of Education in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Strand unit: Stories from the lives of people in the past
This resource should enable a child to:
become aware of the lives of women, men and children from different social, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, including the lives of 'ordinary' as well as 'more famous' people
discuss the attitudes and motivations of characters in their historical context
discuss the chronology of events in a story
express or record stories through oral and written forms, art work, music, drama, mime, movement, information and communication technologies
listen to local people telling stories about their past
listen to, discuss, retell and record a wide range of stories from the lives of people who have made a contribution to local and/or national life and to the lives of people in other countries through technological, scientific, cultural and artistic activities as well as those who have contributed to social and political developments
use appropriate timelines
Suggestions for use: Can be used as an example of student work. Also provides an excelent example of historical research by students of events in their locality.
After WWI Belgium, Britain, France, Italy, and the United States wanted to honour those that fought on behalf of their countries. They each buried an unknown soldier near their capitals and built an monument in honour of all soldiers that died.
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