Learning about our modern military history...

through the men and women who were part of it.

Learning - the future of remembrance


A series of creative lesson packs have been developed as part of this project.


The lesson plans were developed for Key Stage 4 and are designed to fit in with History GSCE syllabuses. The aim is to encourage pupils to think about how the individual stories of veterans can provide detail to the historical record. The plans meet the government’s National Curriculum for GCSE history which states that students should be able to:

• Develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in the history of their locality, Britain, and the wider world and of the wider diversity of human experience;

• Engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers;

• Develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims by using a range of sources in their historical context;

• Develop an awareness of how and why different interpretations have been constructed about people, events and developments from the past and why they may have been accorded significance;

• Organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in different ways and reach substantiated conclusions;

• Recognise that the discipline of history and a knowledge and understanding of the past helps them to understand their own identity and significant aspects of the world in which they live, and provide them with the basis for further wider learning and study.