The centenary of World War 1 (from 2014 to 2018) is a time when people all over the world will be remembering an event which saw millions of lives lost in a war which re-defined the map of Europe. This is therefore the perfect opportunity to introduce the topic into the classroom.
However, the challenge for primary schools is to find a way to help young children understand and identify with a series of sometimes complex events, that took place a 100 years ago.
Our WW1 Primary Teaching Resource is the perfect solution, providing age-appropriate materials to support lessons right across the curriculum, whether as part of a special project for the 2014-2018 centenary or at any time during the school year.
This downloadable set of activities, factsheets and pictures, offers creative ways into the topic through original resources that bring the subject alive.
To support cross-curricular planning, the WW1 Primary Teaching Resource takes this key historical event as a starting point for meaningful, subject-focused activities matched to the New Primary Curriculum, which are flexible enough to be used in their entirety as a complete project framework.
For each age group there are six units:
1: Ideas for English *
2: Ideas for Mathematics
3: Ideas for Science
4: Ideas for History
5: Ideas for Geography and Citizenship
6: Ideas for Art and Design, Design Technology, Music and PE.
Each unit contains activity ideas, one photocopiable activity sheet, two visual resources and a photocopiable factsheet.
*At KS2, ideas for MFL are included with the English Unit.
Supporting the units are two timelines, a World War 1 glossary, two (before and after) maps of Europe and a cross-curricular planning chart.