June 27, 2019

KS3 teachers resources for critical thinking and pedagogy on conflict & war: English, Citizenship, History

Art by Edmond Baudoin, Traces of the Great War @2018 On a Marché sur la Bulle.
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A teaching and learning resource for KS3 teachers primarily targeting English and literacy (a flipbook uploaded below), in addition to Citizenship and History was created by ReOPeN, in collaboration with LICAF, commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the organisation set up to support the commemoration of the First World War centenary in 2018. The resource was tested in schools in the north of England and will continue to be applied, e.g. by school teachers, museums (e.g. Lancaster City Museum resources public talk scheduled for March 2020), and university lecturers, relating to English as second language.

Dr Lackovic worked with English teacher Steph Weber (Queen Elizabeth School/QES) with the support of QES librarian Gemma Sosnowsky and Aileen McEvoy (LICAF (Lakes International Comic Art Festival management), to develop this learning and teaching toolkit that applies critical thinking and pedagogy principles with graphic novels, and in particular “Traces of the Great War” anthology.

The resources are relevant to general exploration of war and conflict, suporting a humanistic attitude of “never to be repeated”, acknowledging the complexity and plurality of war experiences.

“Traces of the Great War” is a remarkable collection of thought provoking graphic narratives, by internationally acclaimed comic book artists, graphic novelists and writers, which explores the continued relevance and resonance of the First World War and its aftermath in our lives today. It consists of 18 short stories. It was commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, La Mission du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale, On a Marché Sur Le Bulle and Lakes International Comic Art Festival. It is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and by South Lakes District Council.
Copies of Traces of the Great War are available from Page 45:

Please follow this link to upload a PDF version of the learning and teaching toolkit/resource and teachers’ Power Point (PPT) resource, located at the bottom of the page on LICAF’s website: