Using The National Archives educational resources

Contributed by Andrew Payne, Head of Education & Outreach, The National Archives

The National Archives provide a number of excellent free educational resources related to the First World War that allow pupils of different ages to critically engage with source materials and consider some fundamental questions about the war. Suggested projects and exercises cover controversies as to the interpretation of the war, reasons for Britain to declare war, the trench experience, changing opinions on officers and generals, an exploration of the peace treaty of Versailles, and the changing face of remembrance.