Secondary

Free Teaching Resources

 

The Commission has a range of resources for schools available at no charge. To order any of the items below, or a full education pack, please contact us on 01628 507167 or by using the Contact Us form.

 

Forever India

Forever India

An extensive micro-site that engages students in the significance of the work of the Commission. The resource includes lesson stimulus, primary sources, audio and video clips. 

Used as stand-alone lesson stimulus or as an information source the website will allow students to learn and reflect on the involvement and sacrifice of more than 160,000 servicemen and women from Undivided India.

This outstanding website includes multiple resources and activities which can be used for Key Stage Three and Four within:

• Citizenship
• History
• English Literature
• Religious Education
• PSHE
• Remembrance activities
• Whole school assemblies

Additional Resources

Link to website: Forever India

 

Glory Days

Glory Days

This micro-site links in perfectly with Key Stage Three and Four students with additional needs.

Glory Days engages pupils in the history of football and the Two World Wars through video and audio clips, animation, primary sources and lesson activities. Glory Days tells some of the footballer's stories and looks at how the Commonwealth War Graves Commission remember them by recording their details and looking after their graves and memorials.

Glory Days can be used as a teaching resource for Key Stage Three and links in perfectly with:

• Citizenship
• History
• ICT
• Remembrance activities

Additional Resources

Link to website: Glory Days

 

One Boy

One Boy

A thought provoking teaching resource which will allow the pupils to learn more about a young British soldier killed on the Somme in the First World War.

This ten minute video, included within the A Debt of Honour DVD can be used as a teaching resource for Key Stage Three within:

• Citizenship
• History
• Remembrance activities
• Whole school assemblies

Additional Resources

Order a free copy of A Debt of Honour, which includes the video One Boy.

 

Some Go Early

Some Go Early

A thought provoking twelve minute video which allows the students to learn of a young British soldier killed in Normandy during the Second World War. The video acts as an excellent stimulus dealing with memories, loss, religion and how the events of World War Two are still relevant to society today.
 
This twelve minute video is included within A Debt of Honour DVD and can be used as a teaching resource for Key Stage Three within:

• Citizenship
• History
• Religious Education
• PSHE
• Remembrance activities
• Whole school assemblies

Additional Resources 

Order a free copy of A Debt of Honour, which includes the video Some Go Early

 

Let Us Die Like Brothers

Let Us Die

An excellent resource, Let us Die Like Brothers, allows pupils to learn about the Black South African troops in The First World War, who sailed to France on the SS Mendi. 607 drowned in the English Channel in 1917 when the ship was struck by another allied vessel.

This DVD includes three separate videos which can be used with Key Stage Three and is ideal within:

• Citizenship       
• History
• PSHE
• Black History Month
• Remembrance activities

Additional Resources

Order a free copy of Let Us Die Like Brothers.

 

A Debt of Honour

A Debt of Honour

A thought provoking selection of three films which provide the stimulus for excellent lessons. A Debt of Honour is a twenty five minute documentary narrated by Michael Palin, explaining the work of the Commission and the relevance to today's society. There is a French soundtrack version too, and the option of English or French subtitles.

A Debt of Honour also includes the films One Boy and Some Go Early. Subjects covered include:

• Citizenship
• History
• Remembrance activities
• Whole school assemblies

Additional Resources 

Order a free copy of A debt of Honour.

 

Poets of the Great War

Poets of the Great War

Poets of the Great War  is an insightful introduction to a variety of poets who inspired generations. The booklet engages pupils through poetry, personal history and poignant imagery.

Poets of the Great War can be used as a teaching resource for pupils within Key stage Three and Four and incorporates:

  • English literature
  • Citizenship
  • History
  • PSHE
  • Remembrance activities

Additional Resources

Link to leaflet: Poets of the Great War

 

Remember Me

RememberMe1

An extensive micro-site that engages students in the relevance and significance of the work of the Commission.  

Remember Me includes multiple resources, activities, lesson plans and cross curricular activities which can be used for Key Stage Three and Four within:

• Citizenship
• History
• English Literature
• Religious Education
• PSHE
• Remembrance activities
• Whole school assemblies

Additional Resources   

Link to website: Remember Me

 

Respect!

Respect site

Planning a school trip to one of our cemeteries or memorials? The website gives teachers practical suggestions. It offers ideas for classroom activities to undertake with your students before you set off. It also offers tried and tested contributions from teachers with experience of organising battlefield tours.

Link to website: Respect!

 

Easy Read Leaflets

We want our information to be accessible to all so we have produced some basic leaflets in an 'Easy Read' style - large font, clear illustrations, plenty of white space and language that is simple to understand.

Intended for adults and children alike, the leaflets were developed and trialled with pupils with Additional Needs and proved a great success.

The leaflets can be used within lessons, to demonstrate the work of the Commission.

Please click on the links below to download our Easy Read leaflets.

About the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Easy Read leaflet About the Commonwealth War Graves Commission