This session looks at the experiences of ordinary working-class people during the First World War.
- Why did men volunteer to fight?
- What roles did women play?
- How did people cope with their experiences?
- How and why do we remember the First World War?
Using a range of objects and sources from the Museum’s collection (some original and some replicas) students will explore the ways men were encouraged to ‘join up.’ They will learn how the war affected the role of women. They will get to handle a range of objects, try on WW1 uniforms and write a war poem or a letter home from ‘the Front’.
This session can be delivered at the Museum or by Outreach at your school. All materials will be supplied. We can send preparatory materials in advance of the session and/or leave follow up activities for students.
This session is supported by grant funding from the British and Foreign School Society.