We offer the following history workshops for schools covering the First World War. Please contact the Curator, Chris Copson, for more information.
First World War– Trench Warfare.
What was it like to be a British soldier in the trenches of the First World War? How dangerous was it? Where did soldiers sleep? What did they eat? What did they wear? Using a mix of original and reproduction uniforms, equipment, images and documents, this interactive workshop explores the life of soldiers of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiments on the Western Front.
Your Community at War, 1914-1918.
An outreach session that first gives students a glimpse of life in the trenches through the use of artefacts and images and links with looking at evidence from war memorials, war graves and the local area. Can include an excursion to your local war memorial, followed by a research session using Keep Museum archive materials and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
History, Key Stage 4 – “A” Level.
Medical Services in the First World War
This workshop deals with the situation at the start of the war and looks at the immense breakthroughs made in four years. Topics covered include casualty evacuation and First Aid, surgery and the rehabilitation of casualties including reconstructive surgery and the use of prostheses. The role of the Graves Registration Units and IWGC/CWGC is also covered to aid groups in understanding the features of military cemeteries on the Western Front.
History, Key Stages 2, 3 and 4
Lawrence of Arabia and Dorset
We have produced a new Lawrence of Arabia learning Pack covering Key Stages 2, 4, and 4 as a pdf file - download it here: Laurence of Arabia Learning Pack (pdf document)
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