moral dilemma from the list. Write a report giving
both sides of the argument and conclude with your
own opinion about the best decision to make.
Arrange a class debate using one of the dilemmas.
Take a vote both before and after to see whether
any opinions have been changed as a result of
hearing the evidence.
Imagine it is 1918. You are from the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission. Write a letter to a grieving
mother, explaining why she is not allowed to bring
home the body of her only son.
Read the poem ‘The General’ by
Siegfried Sassoon. [see below] How does this view
of the distinction between officers and men in
the First World War differ to that shown by the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission?
good-morning!' the General said
When we met him last week on our way to
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of
And we're cursing his staff for incompetent
'He's a cheery old card,' grunted Harry
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and
But he did for them both by his plan of
Find out what happens now if servicemen and
women are killed in action whilst they are serving
in another country. Compare this with what happened
in the First World War. Why is it different?