Key Stage 4 Learning Sessions

  • Students work with The Battle of the Somme (1916), analysing the techniques used to make the film, the impact on audiences during the First World War, and how the film is useful as an historical source.

  • Students use original artefacts and archive material from IWM’s collection to analyse Wilfred Owen’s poem “Disabled”. They use evidence to understand the historical context in which the poem was written and compare their conclusions to Owen’s interpretation of a disabled soldier’s life.

  • Students investigate a lesser known aspect of the First World War through IWM's Collections. They then apply their research by selecting material to produce a mini exhibition on the topic.

  • Students investigate documents, film and sound to learn about the life of Werner Lehmann between1933 and 1939, and the wider context of life in Nazi Germany for a teenage boy.

  • Students use material from IWM's Collections to lead their own investigation into one person's experience of the Home Front. They then share their findings and reflect on the range of experiences represented.

  • Using objects related to The Holocaust Exhibition, students explore how we study history and how objects can enrich our understanding of the past.

  • Through discussion and reflection students will prepare to visit The Holocaust Exhibition. Students are also given an audio guide to navigate their way through a chronological narrative of the Holocaust and deepen their understanding of events in Nazi-occupied Europe and beyond.

  • Using a range of material from IWM's collections, students lead their own enquiry into the lives of people affected by the Holocaust.

  • A new session based upon the 'Visions from Above and Below' Exhibition currently under development.

  • A visit to IWM London supports studies of war and conflict from 1914 until the present day.

Learning Resources

Free Learning Resources for you to use in your classroom.

First World War

From soldiers’ favourite slang words to stunning aerial artwork, learn some surprising facts about the First World War.

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