• Home Front
  • Age 11 to 14 (KS3)
  • Age 14-16 (KS4)

What was life like in Britain during the First World War? 
This was the first conflict in which the daily lives of civilians were changed - many people faced dangerous and challenging situations. 

We have created resources based on real Life Stories, researched through our project Lives of the First World War.                                      

Step 1: Browse the six personal stories of individuals who were directly affected

Step 2: Download individual PowerPoints containing historical sources

Step 3: Try our Suggested Activities


  • KS3/4 - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world, 1901-present.  
  • GCSE - Warfare and British society, c1250-Present.
  • To explore personal experiences of the Home front during the First World War.       

These resources were created with the kind support of The Charles Skey Charitable Trust