The First World War

Our ‘Curriculum Topics’ use the phrasing of the National Curriculum to help you find content that can be used to teach each individual module. Our taught sessions and online resources cover a variety of time periods and places. Many contain structured investigations for use directly in the classroom. Others are more suited for research and preparation. They all allow access into our unique collections.

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Bulaya Chanda

What do these documents reveal about Bulaya Chanda, soldier and ‘showman’?

Codes and Secret Messages

What do the documents reveal about codes and secret messages?


What is this curious object?
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Holding History

What is 'The National Archives'?
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Letters from the First World War, part one

How did these men experience the conflict? (1915)
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May Fourth Movement 1919

Why did the Paris Peace Conference lead to a mass protest movement in China?
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Medicine on the Western Front

How can we find out about medical treatment in the First World War?
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Medicine on the Western Front (part one)

How did trench warfare affect injuries and treatment?
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Medicine on the Western Front (part two)

How did trench warfare affect injuries and treatment?
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Migrants to Britain

What can government documents reveal about the experience of Indian seafarers?

The Beautiful Game

What can our documents reveal about an incredible sports match?

Time Travel Club Activities

Discovering The National Archives
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Walter Tull

How can we use sources to find out about him?