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.
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.
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.
Students explore a range of artistic responses to the First World War. They investigate key themes of the exhibition: the purpose of art in war, new responses to a new type of war, authenticity, public commemoration, grief, battlefield landscapes.