Students use material from IWM's collections to lead their own investigation into one person's experience of the First World War. They then share their findings and reflect on the range of experiences represented.
Working in the Family in Wartime exhibition, students will devise their own investigation into Home Front themes. These will link to the experiences of the Allpress family, an ordinary family living in Britain during the Second World War.
This session examines the impact of the Second World War on the everyday lives of British children in both the city and countryside. Students handle artefacts, look at photographs and examine documents.
Using the Truth and Memory gallery students will explore how artists responded to the First World War. Through discussion and practical activities they will investigate themes including shape, colour and sensory responses in paintings and memorials.
Students will be given a short introduction to the layout and content of the First World War Galleries. They will then investigate some of the stories behind the objects displayed in the Galleries and create their own caption for an object.