This year, Britain is commemorating the centenary of the start of World War One. That's 100 years since the start of the First World War.
Starting in 2014 and lasting until 2018, the First World War Centenary is the birthday of WW1. From exhibitions and concerts to a movie and football match, a whole gamut of events will take place to celebrate the anniversary.
World War One is remembered, primarily because it was the first war fought on a continent wide scale, from 1914 to 1918, and resulted in the League of Nations.If you’re looking to teach students about the significance of the First World War, why not do so with an educational pack?
To explain further, the UK’s largest private archive of old newspapers, Historic Newspapers, stock more than seven million genuine original newspapers in their ever-growing collection. Looking after the world’s biggest private archive of original newspapers means Historic Newspapers are exceptionally passionate about history. It’s for this reason they decided to select interesting and important coverage from significant historical dates – all in the name of learning – with a view to teach others about the past, as it was reported at the time.
Best of all, they’re offering these teaching packs completely free of charge – all of which are available to schools, universities, libraries and accredited education establishments – to help students discover the cause and consequence of historical events.
A newspaper book is a wonderful way to teach children about World War One, as each newspaper is filled with stories from eyewitnesses who were present at the time, making it a pleasurable way to aid learning and engage a pupil’s interest and imagination. The World War One newspaper book can be used to discuss the changing nature of conflict, the cooperation between countries, the shift of alliances and the lasting impact of the war on national, ethnic, cultural and religious issues. A newspaper offers teachers the chance to encourage chronological understanding, evoke a sense of period and provides a framework to discuss today’s events in a historical context.
The World War I Pack contains a book of compiled newspaper coverage, including Battle of Loos, Gallipoli Withdrawal, London Air Raid and War is Over. The other two education packs available contain complete newspaper reprints on World War II and Major Events.
My Ten Book Challenge...
Much more pleasant than neck nominate or The Ice Bucket Challenge, thanks for the challenge Bryn @Bryngoodman
Choose ten books that have stayed with you throughout your life, say why, give as much detail as you would like and challenge others to do the same!
(In no particular order)
1. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee - I did this one for my GCSE's with Mrs Coleman a teacher who inspired my love of English.
2. The Colour Purple by Alice Walker - Another one from Mrs Coleman, I can't think of any 15 year old boys who wouldn't want to swear in class? Truly an 'awakener!'
3. My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher - a book aimed at teen readers, i read it on a campsite in France last year. A heart warming, tragic, comedy about a family coming to terms with the death of a daughter/sister.
4. The Magician by Raymond E. Feist - We first meet the characters of Pug and Tomas in this stunning opening to a saga that has lasted over 30 years. Beautifully fantastic.
5. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. Heard it discussed on the radio and was intrigued. Weird? Not half! Another dark, gruesome and comedic tale.
6. The House on falling star hill by Michael Malloy - a fantasy novel for children, when the stars fall from the sky they leave holes to another world to be explored.
7. Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton - I read every book in this set, featuring featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, and tomboy George along with Timmy, the dog. Written in 1942 I read it about 35 years later and loved it.
8. Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard - Tells the story of Jamie Graham, a young British boy living in Shanghai and his story during World War 2
9. The Silver Sword by Ian Serrallier - Another World War Two story which I first read when I was in year 4 and have read numerous times since. A story about a family of children who walk from Poland to Switzerland to be reunited with their parents when they become separated.
10. Face by Benjamin Zephaniah - A teenage boy is burned during a crash when he is joy riding, the story tells how is shunned by his peers during his recovery but dancing changes that for him.
That was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be! Thanks to @Bryngoodman for nominating me.
I now nominate the following people
@gingerkatpaws, @lobroo, @ICT_MrP, @Wats-ed, @paulgarvey4, @blandpoet, @MichaelT1979, @shaunh0pper, @imagineinquiry, and my 10th nomination goes to anyone who has read this blog and his the inclination to try it out!
If you do try it then leave links to your list below here for other people to read!
(Comments greatly appreciated!)