Pack Up Your Troubles: Why Remember the First World War?

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History | Topics: War and Conflict | Session Type: Object-Handling

This session, created jointly between The Tower of London and the Fusilier Museum, London, is based around the 2014 art installation ‘Blood Red Lands and Seas of Red’ poppies at the Tower and the collections of the Fusiliers Museum.

It explores how, and why, we remember the First World War today, through storytelling, and handling contemporary and modern-day objects, photographs and documents, looking at the differing ways the war was viewed at the time.

National Curriculum links

This session relates to:

  • Extending chronological knowledge of significant events in British history beyond 1066.
  • Studying the history of students' local area.

Learning outcomes

  • To use objects as evidence to learn about the experience of soldiers during the First World War
  • To understand the impact of war on individuals and their local area

Booking information

10.30, 12.00, 13.30
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
One hour
Up to 35 students
£93 plus admission

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