Using historical enquiry to explore The First World War

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Date / time: 23 May, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Drama Studio, UCL Institute of Education

Using historical enquiry to explore The First World War

Individual people, stories, places and moments can be used to stimulate students’ interest in the First World War and bring the past to life. But how can we use these experiences to help them explore some of the wider questions about the war and in doing so extend their understanding of it? This workshop will draw on historical enquiries from both the classroom and battlefield sites on the Western Front to provide practical and engaging approaches to teaching the First World War in depth and overview, and help your students move from the small details to the bigger pictures.

The workshop will be led by Simon Bendry and David Rich, from the UCL Institute of Education’s First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme.

This event focuses on Historical Enquiry and its value and use as a tool for developing teaching and learning in school history with pupils in the secondary age range (11-19 years). The event is the last in a series of three seminars taking place in the 2016-17 academic year exploring these issues.

The event is free and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Please note that booking is essential as places are limited. Please book at this link: