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World War I

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela

Who Do You Think They Were? is an educational resource that will enable your pupils to consider the impact of the Great War on the lives of three young soldiers who feature in this unique audio recording. They share candid revelations about their own experiences of joining the war effort, life in the trenches, the Battle of the Somme and post war and adapting to life back home.

These 5 lesson plans, [plus activity sheet & transcript] are key outputs from this lottery funded project and their primary focus is on the social history of the war rather than the politicians and the major battles. On each lesson plan we highlight sections of the audio recording which will stimulate classroom discussion and interactive learning. Use the attached transcript.

Designed primarily for KS 3 pupils will develop skills in journalism and genealogy with an emphasis on home study to improve their skills in these areas. They can be used in a cross curricular format or as an addition to a World War One history lesson. They can also be used as a stand alone project on World War One covering subjects such as History English ICT and Humanities.

Our resources are all provided free of charge and whilst they remain the intellectual property of Legasee Educational Trust we would be delighted if you would download print off photocopy and use in the way that best suits your learning and teaching styles.

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Legasee is one of the first consolidated attempts to document the war-time experiences of men and women who have served their country.  While remembrance ceremonies and battle anniversaries are regularly reported on TV,  this coverage rarely focuses on veterans’ personal experiences for more than a few seconds and is of limited value as an educational tool or a record of individual achievement. Legasee aims to cover military life in much more depth by focusing on personal stories and viewpoints. If you think this work is important, please consider a donation. PLEASE DONATE NOW