World War One

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1.1 World War One (in One Take)
Our award-winning overview of World War One in six minutes supported with full written resources.
Activity Sheet 1: Chronology
Activity Sheet 2: Critical Thinking
Activity Sheet 3: Analysis & Evaluation
Video Transcript & Teachers' Notes
Quick Fire Quiz
1.2 Whose fault was it?
We interview Europe's leaders on the eve of war to explore the underlying tensions and rivalries.
Activity Sheet 1: Chronology
Activity Sheet 2: Critical Thinking
Activity Sheet 3: Causation
Video Transcript & Teachers' Notes
Quick Fire Quiz
1.2.1 The slide to war
A fast-paced newscast charting the order and speed of events leading to the outbreak of war.
Activity Sheet 1: Chronology
Activity Sheet 2: Critical Thinking
Activity Sheet 3: Causation
Video Transcript & Teachers' Notes
Quick Fire Quiz
1.3 Why did men sign up and continue to fight?
Was it all for King and Country? We explore the reasons why men signedup and also consider why they kept fighting. 
Activity Sheet 1: Causation
Activity Sheet 2: Critical Thinking
Activity Sheet 3: Discussion & Debate
Video Transcript & Teachers' Notes
Quick Fire Quiz
1.4 What went so wrong on the first day of the Battle of the Somme?
We put General Sir Douglas Haig in the spotlight to defend his strategy on the ill-fated first day of the Somme.
Activity Sheet 1: Causation
Activity Sheet 2: Critical Thinking
Activity Sheet 3: Film Critique
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Quick Fire Quiz
1.5 Which weapons were most effective in breaking the deadlock on the Western Front?
Within this 'Lion's Lair' contest, our panel of judges consider which weapons proved most effective on the Western Front.
Activity Sheet 1: Analysis & Evaluation
Activity Sheet 2: Critical Thinking
Activity Sheet 3: Analysis & Evaluation
Video Transcript & Teachers' Notes
Quick Fire Quiz
1.6 War Poetry
Dramatic readings of 'The Soldier' by Rupert Brooke and 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' by Wilfred Owen provide contrasting and thought-provoking perspectives on the conflict.
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