First World War education resources available

Published Monday, 19th October 2015

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service have created a series of information packs to help people learn more about the First World War.

With considerable media coverage of the Centenary of the First World War, and Remembrance Day coming up, many schools will be given the chance to incorporate the material into lessons, assemblies or projects on WWI.

The three packs cover War Memorials (including why we have them and how to trace soldiers listed on them), the Home Front and Letters from the Front. The packs use documents and letters from the archives to help tell the story of Worcestershire during the war, and retell the experiences of local people in their own words.

The packs are free as part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred Project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Paul Hudson, Outreach manager, Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, said: "Many schools use the run up to Remembrance Day to reflect on what happened, and recently there has been a WWI focus with the centenary. We hope that these resources may be able to help teachers to use the words and experiences of local people in their lesson and activities."

Packs can be downloaded free from www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk/resources.

For more information email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ring 01905 7663352.