Over the Centenary of the First World War, I have been working with teachers at both primary and secondary level – (KS2 and KS3) – teaching the First World War. I would like to thank the pupils of Moorside Primary School and their inspiring teachers Ruth Pearson and Janine MacGregor, and the pupils of Annan Academy and the commitment of their teacher Lauren McDaid in the development of these materials.
To share some of the outcomes of that more widely, please find here:
- A ten-minute lecture with slides on the background of munitions in the First World War, and the case study of the White Lund Disaster (Morecambe) of 1917
- The slide show without my commentary and with teacher’s notes
- A listening comprehension to help pupils to focus while listening to the show
- A primary source pack of resources (selection possible!)
and two exercises that proved particularly effective:
- writing a report of the disaster (as there wasn’t one at the time)
- writing a letter from a female munition worker to a male on the battle front
Please let us know if we can develop these resources any further, or if your pupils would like to hear from me.
All feedback is welcome!
Corinna Peniston-Bird (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)