The First World War

How do we teach younger students about the First World War?

Soldiers marching through bombed-out YpresHere are some resources that we hope will help you.

Never Such Innocence Again - Writer and historian Stewart Ross reflects upon our preoccupation with the First World War

Resourcing children's learning about the First World War In 2014 the start of the First World war, one hundred years before, will be remembered. Margaret Mallet, co-convenor of the English Association's Children's Literature Special Interest Group suggests how teachers of under 11s can track down some of the best information texts, stories and websites to inform them and encourage children's creative responses. English 4-11 Summer 2013. Download the article free of charge.

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Never Such Innocence: a website committed to engaging children with the centenary commemorations of the First World War. They have established an art and poetry competition for children between the ages of 9 and 16. Children are invited to submit a poem or piece of artwork relating to the war. There are substantial prizes for the winners and their schools, and the competition’s awards ceremony will be held next spring in the Houses of Parliament. Visit the website

Free resources on WW1 children's books by Tom Palmer & Linda Newbery. Videos. Blogs. Classroom activities. From Barrington Stoke. http://www.readingwar.co.uk

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Examples of children's work

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