As part of the Creative Schools Network, Creative Learning invite City schools to take up the challenge to be as creative as possible around the theme of
Peace 100 : Remembering World War 1 through Armistice
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The Great War took place 1914 – 1918. This was to be the war to end all wars, it would be a short war fought fiercely over a short period of time. This we now know was not the case. We now know that The First World War changed the face of the world we live in today.
The First World War saw 6 million men fighting in the battles during the four years, 1914 – 1918, with the loss of around 700,000 British Soldiers. There is an abundance of materials and resources available on the history of the First World War, one hundred years on from the atrocities how do our young people connect with this period in purposeful and meaningful way?
Participating in this project, learners will be encouraged to connect with the themes of Peace 100: Remembering World War One through armistice, through their school curriculum. Where is the curriculum in Peace 100? Map your area, what do we currently know? What would we like to know?
Through exploring the ideas and themes, such as family life, working life, urban and rural life, a picture of how The Great War changed lives of those who lived during this period of history, made way for the present and can inspire our future.
Through sharing your learning journey on the Historypin social network platform, learners and communities can share, collaborate and deepen their understanding and knowledge in a peaceful and supported environment.
The Heritage Lottery Fund supports the development of capturing history and presenting it in a context for future generations to learn from. Historypin Centenary has been created to present your journey through time on a global platform.
History Pin – First World War Centenary Firstly, to take part in Peace 100 you need to register with Historypin. Start your learning journey by pining your learning in the First World War Centenary collection. This will automatically map the school location and enable the upload of work in progress.
Inspiration pointers will be uploaded regularly here on Abernet, so keep checking for ideas. A CPD session for teachers will take place following the next Creative Schools Network event in November. Details are still being finalised so keep your eyes peeled for the date.
Peace 100: Remembering World War one through Armistice should not interfere with already planned work, it should provide a gentle platform to explore creative approaches to learning, encouraging the celebration and showcasing of pupils learning.
Peace 100: Remembering World War One through Armistice
To take part in Peace 100: Remembering World War One through Armistice register with Historypin
Once your school is registered, start populating your learning linked to the curriculum and Peace 100: Remembering World War One through Armistice.
There will be a CPD session, Peace 100: Remembering World War One through Armistice. Exploring creativity in the classroom and the use of Historypin to share learning. This will take place following the next Creative Schools Network event in November and be advertised and booked through the usual channels.
Armistice Day 2018
100 years on from the end of The Great War what have we learnt, how much has the changed and what are our hopes for the future? Peace 100: Remembering World War One through Armistice will unite our communities together to peacefully remember and reflect.
The Challenge for Pupils
To mind map their local area, what did Aberdeen look like 100 years ago? Explore themes such as:
Family Life – what did family look like during war time, grandparents, mum, dad, siblings etc? What do they do for entertainment, what is school life like?
Working life – what jobs do people do, are they in Aberdeen or are they away at war?
Communication – how do people communicate, what sounds, languages, music are heard. How do you receive news?
Urban and rural life – what happens in cities what are the buildings like, what are the amenities, how do people travel, what happens in the country, farming, fishing, the economy?
These are ideas for exploring, the list is not exhaustive, there are no hard and fast rules, just go explore, investigate, learn, share and celebrate.