Get to grips with First World War trench warfare by examining evidence in our object handling collection and first-hand accounts of wartime experiences, including letters and photographs.

Level: Second (P5-P7)
Cost: £70
Length of workshop: 75 minutes starting at either 10:30 or 12:30
(check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)
Dates available: Mon 19 to Fri 23 Sep 2016 & Mon 10 to Fri 14 Oct 2016

Booking: Complete our booking request form to arrange a visit. 

How should I prepare my class for this workshop?

This workshop takes place in our Wartime Life Room, with Museums Learning Staff leading your session. There is also a WW1 gallery trail available for pupils that can be downloaded from our site. After or before the workshop, you will have the opportunity to look around the museum and castle. Maximum capacity 33 children.

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Pupils will:

  • Handle original and replica objects from the museum collections
  • Explore the uniform and kit of a soldier learning about conditions in the trenches.

Follow up activities

Curriculum links

Early

First

Second

Social Studies

 

 

I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover how past events or the actions of individuals or groups have shaped Scottish history.

SOC-2-03a

   

I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence.

SOC 2-06a

   

I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences.

SOC 2-04a

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National War Museum
0131 247 4041
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