WWI Homework Help

Check out the Edinburgh Libraries Online WWI resources page and find fantastic image collections and stories relating to World War One

Find out what WWI meant to people in Edinburgh with the Edinburgh’s War website and similarly for Glasgow with First World War Glasgow

The BBC’s WW1 Schools page has materials for primary and secondary level, links to animations, image galleries, sound and themed resources. Includes ideas for school assemblies

Listen to an abridged version of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful

Explore over 500 historical sources from across Europe, together with new insights by World War One experts on the British Library’s WWI website

Over 20,000 people wrote a Letter to an Unknown Soldier in 2014 to mark the beginning of WWI – see what they wrote

View photographs of the Western Front from the papers of Field Marshal Haig on the NLS Official WW1 photographs site

Explore the Experiences of the Great War through the eyes of four very different people – the General, the Nurse, the Soldier and the Conscientious Objector

Get involved in preserving WWI history by helping to record the Physical Legacy of the Homefront

BBC WW1 at Home contains short radio pieces about World War 1 in Britain. Scottish material includes pieces on Zeppelin Raid on Leith and the Southside, Training at Dreghorn Barracks, Craiglockhart Hospital and Spies and Espionage in Edinburgh

Explore interesting questions regarding the Great War with the BBC World War One site. Contains a blend of text, audio, visual and video content

Perform Archie Dobson’s War with this play for 9-11 year olds combining singing, dance and a wide range of small spoken parts for both boys and girls. Full script, direction and audio files available to download

The National Archives First World War 100 site has a great online map that highlights key events and figures in the war. It goes beyond the trenches of the Western Front and shows how the war affected different parts of the world


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