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WWI Education Resources for Teachers and Students

We hope that teachers and students will find the information on our site to be useful for studies in the First World War, Remembrance and preparation for visits to the battlefields. The following contacts will be able to provide further assistance:-

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Remember Me: Echoes from the Lost Generations. An online interactive resource for upper primary and secondary schools produced by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This resource

  • Reflects – the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s commitment to inspiring and involving young people
  • Recognises – the social and cultural relevance of commemoration in promoting informed and responsible citizenship for the future

The authors of are pleased to have contributed a link to our Last Post information and MP3 soundfile for the section entitled Requiem.

Durham County Record Office: The Learning Zone

Life and Death as a Soldier in World War One: Letters, diaries, maps and photographs all contribute to our understanding of what life and death was like for a soldier in World War One. These sources support KS3 History; QCA Unit 18 Hot War, Cold War. Why did the major conflicts of the 20th century affect so many people?; and Unit 22 The role of the individual for good or ill. Students studying war poetry in English will also find valuable background detail here.

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Information on resources for teachers and educational visits to the museum is available at Imperial War Museum Duxford Learning and Access.

Imperial War Museum London

Information about the Education Department at the museum, offering group visits, events, teaching programmes and film showings is available at Imperial War Museum Learning and Access.

Living History Groups

Contact the following Living History Groups to ask about demonstrations and educational talks.

Khaki Devil

The founders of Khaki Devil, Taff Gillingham and Kev Smith, are both collectors of uniforms and equipment, providing historical advice for film and television. In addition, for those groups with a very limited budget they have also established a service specifically aimed at schools, amateur dramatic societies and community theatre. For details see AmDram & School Productions on the Khaki Devil website.

Contact Taff or Kevin at
Tel: + 44 (0) 1473 712 723
Fax: + 44 (0) 1473 716 363

The Great War Society

The Great War Society is a non profit making organisation based in the UK. Founded in 1984 the society provides an opportunity for practical research into the uniforms, weapons, equipment, training and everyday tasks of Great War soldiers, both of the Allied, and Central powers.

National Army Museum, London

Information from the museum's education team about group visits can be found at National Army Museum Education.

National Maritime Museum, London

Information for schools and teachers, adult learning, families, community development, students and tutors can be found at National Maritime Museum Group & School Visits

Military Museums

Many local and national military museums are able to offer advice on resources for educational requirements. See our list of contacts for Museums & Archive Collections in the United Kingdom (or other countries as applicable).

Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London

Information about educational activities for individual visitors and groups of children at all levels is available at Royal Air Force Museum Hendon Access & Learning.

Spartacus Educational

Encyclopaedia of the First World War (923 entries), Spartacus Educational by John Simkin.

The encyclopaedia is being created in sections (entries in parenthesis). So far the following sections are available: Chronology (1), Outbreak of War (22), Countries (22), Allied Armed Forces (32), Important Battles (34), Technology (10), Political Leaders (94), British Home Front (20), Military Leaders (58), Life in the Trenches (24), Trench System (22), Trench War (18), Soldiers (44), War Heroes (12), Medals (8), War at Sea (24), War in the Air (48), Pilots (28), Aircraft (30), War Artists (34), Cartoonists and Illustrators (90), War Poets (16), Journalists (28), Newspapers and Journals (16), Novelists (36), Women at War (56), Women's Organisations (14), Weapons & War Machines (42), Inventors and the War (12) Theatres of War (6) and War Statistics (18).

The National Archives, Kew, London

The Royal British Legion

The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset

Learning & Enjoyment: This museum is an established centre for learning with activities supporting the National Curriculum.

Copyright Joanna Legg & Graham Parker 2005. Updated March 2009. All rights reserved.