Contributed by Ruth Cavender, Learning Officer, War Memorials Trust
Local war memorials offer a fantastic focal point for thinking about the impact of the war on individual communities and the different ways in which the First World War was (and is) remembered. They also allow for a teaching of the war that is tailored to local needs. The War Memorial Trust has put together plans for 5 individual lessons, accompanied by helpsheets for teachers, for use with Key Stage 3 pupils. The lessons and materials can be used as they are or adapted to individual needs as required, and have been created with the current KS3 curriculum in mind. You can access the lesson plans and additional information on the Trust’s website.