Teaching Remembrance Day: free museum ideas and resources

By Rachel Hayward | 03 November 2010
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Here’s a round-up of online Remembrance Day resources and real-life projects to inspire you in the classroom...

IWM Webquest
How do we remember? is a great webquest from the IWM (Imperial War Museum) designed for key stage 1. Pupils can find out about remembrance and save a memory too on a handy paper ship. There are more IWM webquests available online and they cover the higher key stages too.

Extra IWM teaching resources
Click on the link to a canned search of the IWM’s downloadable teaching activities and more, including the KS2 resource called What is a Memorial? and the KS3 How are they remembered?, in the Learning Resources section of the IWM website.

Museums Galleries Scotland
Remembering Scotland at War is a fantastic new website and online resource for schools from Museums Galleries Scotland.

School and Museum Remembrance partnership projects
We also recommend the Their Past Your Future (TPYF) Remembrance projects, including details on partnerships between schools and Bexley Local Studies Library, Yorkshire Film Archive, Huddersfield Archives & Special Collections, Blackpool Archives and Westminster Archives as well as links to online resources. 

Find more on Culture24
Finally, our Culture24 website has a wealth of online and real-life related resources uploaded for you by the UK's museums, galleries and archives.

You can also find more in Culture24's War & Conflict section, including links to specific wars and listings too.