This is an amazing resource for any teacher wishing to teach about the First World War. Please visit the website and have a look at the resources available.
Historic Newspapers and Education
A newspaper is ideal for a history lesson. Each page is filled with stories from eyewitnesses, social history detail and topics for discussion. A newspaper is an enjoyable way to help learning and engage a pupil’s curiosity and imagination. Papers allow us to relate past events to the present day and be the starting point for debate on history and its significance today.
As a teacher you’re always on the lookout for new interactive teaching ideas. A newspaper can provide back-and-forth discussion, page-turning and head scratching in equal measure; newspapers also evoke a certain period with their coverage of the events and personalities of the day.
A newspaper offers the opportunity to promote chronological understanding, evoke a sense of period and offers a framework to discuss today’s events in an historical context.
Armed with a selection of newspapers a pupil can look at the changes and continuity across decades of British history and gain insight into the British attitude to the rest of the world, from Empire to the post-colonial period and the Commonwealth.
A newspaper will report on the cause and consequence of events in a succinct and immediate manner.
A newspaper pack is an ideal starting point for understanding how historians and others form interpretations of events.
Major news stories encourage historical enquiry and allow a pupil scope to make critical assessments and see today’s events in context.
The World War 1 and 2 newspapers can be used to discuss the changing nature of conflict, the cooperation between countries, the shift of alliances and the lasting impact of the war on national, ethnic, cultural, and religious issues.
If you’d like to see examples of how newspaper coverage has been used in order to interpret history then please visit the Historic Newspapers Blog.
Best of all, they’re offering these teaching packs completely free of charge – all of which are available to schools, universities, libraries and accredited education establishments – to help students discover the cause and consequence of historical events.
A newspaper book is a wonderful way to teach children about World War One, as each newspaper is filled with stories from eyewitnesses who were present at the time, making it a pleasurable way to aid learning and engage a pupil’s interest and imagination. The World War One newspaper book can be used to discuss the changing nature of conflict, the cooperation between countries, the shift of alliances and the lasting impact of the war on national, ethnic, cultural and religious issues.
A newspaper offers teachers the chance to encourage chronological understanding, evoke a sense of period and provides a framework to discuss today’s events in a historical context.
The World War I Pack contains a book of compiled newspaper coverage, including Battle of Loos, Gallipoli Withdrawal, London Air Raid and War is Over. The other two education packs available contain complete newspaper reprints on World War II and Major Events.
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