First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Supporting Education" web sites

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Imperial War Museum North
The Imperial War Museum North focuses on how war shapes lives. The site contains details of exhibitions, which include objects and display areas covering key themes of 20th century. The major themes covered by the museum include Experience of War, Women and War, Science and War and Legacy of War. There is also information about the building itself, that is based on the concept of a globe shattered by war and conflict. The site includes visitor information, contact details and links to other Imperial War Museum sites.
In Flanders fields museum
This is the website of the museum "In Flanders Fields" in Ypres (Ieper), Western Flanders, in Belgium, that includes a clickable timeline of the major events of the First World War in Ypres and the rest of Europe, and detailed information about life on and behind the Western Front (the trenches, the battles, "no man's land", the weapons, medical care, fatigue, entertainment, mental health... "And how did civilians cope?"). There is also a virtual walk through the Museum, and information for visitors. Museum artefacts have been chosen for online presentation to show "what was it like to…
International Internet Encyclopedia of the First World War
The Encyclopedia of the First World War is an international project which is being created by teachers and students from several nations in order to provide an Internet resource for the study of the international, national and human effects of the conflict. Areas covered include battles, life in the trenches, military tactics and strategy, weapons, casualties and biographies of military leaders. As the entries are being compiled by young people, some of whom are school children, each entry contains short factual narrative. References are made to some primary source material including n…
Internet Detective
Internet Detective is a free online tutorial designed to help students develop the critical thinking required for their Internet research. It is provided as part of the Intute Virtual Training Suite. The tutorial offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of websites and highlights the need for care when selecting online information sources to inform university or college work. Internet Detective was originally developed in 1998 with funding from the European Union and was translated into a number of different languages by national libraries and research organisations, the new …
Mauretania
The Mauretania website has been created by Tyne and Wear Archives Service with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to provide free access to photos, information and educational resources about the most famous ship built on Tyneside. This is a well laid out and interesting website, which will be of interest to historians, researchers, local people and anyone interested in great liners, ship building and technology such as dazzle paint for camouflage. The Education pages provide guides for teachers and parents for keystage 2/3. The Gallery pages provide photos, maps and magic lantern…
Media and war : the battle for hearts and minds
"Media and War: the battle for hearts and minds" is an online resource for teachers on wartime propaganda as part of the Imperial War Museum's educational sites. It's designed to tie in with the National Curriculum, but teachers of students at different levels could certainly use it. The site is comprised of two sections: techniques; and technologies.Each looks at the central tenants of propaganda and explores how it works, and the mediums of propaganda respectively. Examples are given for the First World War, Second World War, the Falklands, and the Gulf and Iraq War, using a variety …
Memorial museum Passchendaele 1917
The website of the Memorial Museum at Passchendaele in Belgium offers information for visitors to this exhibition centre which stands by the memorial to those who fought and died in Belgium at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, during the First World War. As well as visitor information, and information for researchers visiting the archives, events updates, press releases and news about the museum, the website has educational materials available for schools, and brief background notes on the battle, the surrounding battlefields (where the trenches and underground first aid stations ar…
National Archives : exhibitions
The exhibitions (formerly the 'Pathways to the Past') section of the National Archives website is intended as a learning resource, introducing the study of history and historical records and acting as a guide to relevant resources held by The National Archives (TNA) for various types of historical research. The site is aimed particularly at undergraduate historians, adults taking evening classes, and members of the public interested in family history.The site is divided into sections: treasures (looking at the classic and important documents held by TNA); Nelson, Trafalgar and those w…
National Archives learning curve
The National Archives Learning Curve is an online teaching resource developed by the The National Archives to support the teaching of history in primary and secondary schools.The content of the site has been structured to tie in with National Curriculum teaching from Key Stages 2 to 5. The archive contains a range of original sources such as documents, photographs, film and audio material. The site covers material from 1066 to the twentieth century. Online exhibitions include the Home Front; the Great War (A First World War Soldier's Record: What can you tell?); and Victorian Britain. …
National army museum
This is the website of the National Army Museum. The museum in Chelsea presents the history of British land forces from the Fifteenth Century to the present day, and the history of Commonwealth land forces up to their respective dates of independence. Online there is an excellent guide to the general history of the Army with summaries of a number of battles and campaigns including: an introduction; the Regimental System; the English Civil War; the War of the Spanish Succession; the American War of Independence; war with France; First World War; Second World War; the Korean War; Aden; …