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The First World War

Interactive Timeline

Life on the Western Front - an interactive decision making exercise

Causes of the First World War

The Schlieffen Plan

War Poetry

The Role of Britain in the First World war

Trench Warfare

Weapons

The Home Front

Statistics

 

 

Weapons and Technology in the First World War

Warfare leads to technological change, innovation on the battlefield and deployment of a range of old and new tactics. The First World War was no different in this respect and saw the development of a large number of new weapons, and continued deployment of weaponry that had been in use for centuries.

Activities:

Consider the impact that emerging forms of technology will have on tactics using these two activities. Will the technological advances make a breakthrough on the Western Front more, or less, likely?

Weapons and Technology in the First World War (1)

Weapons and Technology in the First World War (2)

Brief narratives:

The use of aircraft

The development of the Tank

 

 

 

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Recommended Books related to the History of the First World War

   

 

SchoolsHistory.org.uk highly recommends these sites:

gcsehistory.org.uk - new site aiming to provide an accessible narrative for GCSE History pupils.
Schoolhistory.co.uk - fantastic range of interactive games, revision materials and links.
ActiveHistory.co.uk - outstanding use of ICT to engage pupils.
Thinkinghistory.co.uk - a brilliant range of learning activities from Ian Dawson
JohnDClare.net - simply the best for Modern World GCSE students
Historyboxes.com - make your lessons 'real' with artefacts and living history provided by experts
Schoolshistory.com - same author as this site, just put together in a slightly different way!
Medicinethroughtime.co.uk - all new resources for teachers and pupils of the SHP Medicine course
Crimeandpunishmentthroughtime.co.uk - A new site providing resources for teachers and pupils of the Crime and Punishment unit

Wallarms.com Militaria - a range of interesting pieces of militaria is available via tihs site
The Turkey Inn, Goose Eye, Oakworth - great historical public house with loads of great beer and a lovely atmosphere