Educational Resources

History at Key Stage 1

The North East War Memorials Project has developed this Key Stage 1 Pack, and it has been trialled by a number of schools in County Durham and Gateshead MBC. We have followed the QCA Unit 17 - What are we remembering on Remembrance Day? In this unit, children explore an event that has been commemorated annually for nearly 100 years. Children investigate the origins of Remembrance Day, and how its significance has grown to incorporate conflicts up to the present day. The pack includes five lesson plans with three PowerPointę presentations, based on the following:--
What are we remembering on Remembrance Day?
  • Introduction: Why do we wear badges?
  • Why do we wear poppies on Remembrance Day?
  • Who do we remember on Remembrance Day?
  • What happens on Remembrance Day?
  • Why is it important to remember?
There are also PowerPointę presentations entitled
  • The Royal British Legion
  • One Family's story
  • Looking at a War Memorial
There is a glossary, Teachers' resources and a Time line. The project pack also includes
  • a Video clip from the Cenotaph in London - November 2005
  • a Video clip about a village War Memorial, dedicated in 2005
  • a slide presentation of a village Remembrance Day service
  • a Remembrance Day Service, and Parade, in a large town
All of these are included in the pack, which is being provided as a boxed DVD, and can be used in the classroom. Files can be printed from the DVD as required. The project acknowledges the help and assistance of:-
  • The Friends of Kibblesworth War Memorial
  • The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service
  • Sky News
  • Teachers in County Durham and Gateshead
In line with the Project's existing arrangements for making copies of War Memorial Files and Images available, the DVD can be ordered free of charge from this site. Delivery will be by the Post Office, using normal surface mail. To order the pack, please click on this link
If you have any questions or queries, please e-mail