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Using war memorials for cross-curricular studies

This idea offers suggestions for using war memorials as a study resource to investigate key ideas about faith, belief, sacrifice, loss, bereavement and remembrance.

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Cross-curricular activities using What price peace?

The centenary of the First World War provides a great opportunity for schools to extend their spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision for pupils as they mark the anniversary of the conflict from 2014 to 2018, but how can we do this creatively? The following ideas offer suggestions as to how this might be done across a number of subject areas, including Knowledge and understanding of the world/PSED, Literacy, Geography, Science, ICT, Art, Music, PE/Dance.

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Caring for our world

A creative lesson for juniors to explore environmental issues from the standpoint of faith and belief.

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David and Goliath: an interactive activity for KS1

This story needs to emphasise how David's life, as he grew older, became full of horrible battles he couldn't escape from - fighting usually makes things worse!

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With God on our side? - an interactive activity for KS2

When people fight, do you think God is on anybody's side? A hundred years ago, in the First World War, the British, the Germans, the Russians - and just about everyone else - thought that God was definitely on their side. But was God on anyone's side? This activity looks at the theme further through the retelling of a Bible story involving a great battle, as told in 1 Samuel 3-7.

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No Man's Land - a reflective story

This idea tells the story of No Man's Land with symbols and words, and then explains how one famous chaplain (Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy) suggested that the only way to make peace was to go out into the middle of the 'bad stuff' (No Man's Land) to help and comfort people, trying to get them out one by one - just as Jesus did.

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Pentecost in percussion

The aim of this activity is to tell the story of Pentecost in sound.

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Does history matter?

History is often about stories, which help us to explain why things happened the way they did - it's how we make sense of things. But we need to be careful when listening to stories. The following assembly idea uses everyday stories as well as stories form the Bible to illustrate this.

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Are you feeling lucky?

During the First World War, luck was one way of explaining whether someone lived or died - perhaps to cushion the blow of dealing with random deaths among close friends and relatives. This assembly explores the whole idea of being 'lucky' or 'unlucky', relates it to the experiences and beliefs of the First World War, and discusses how we handle fear of the future.

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J.R.R. Tolkien and the First World War: Extension module

This material provides cross-curricular activities around the issues of war and peace to support independent learning for extending More Able KS2 pupils in RE, Literacy, PSED, Art and History.

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