Surgery in the Great War

This is one of a series of resources, produced using documents from our collections, by teachers taking our MA module.

This lesson sequence for mixed ability year 10 students was written by Annabelle Dobson. Annabelle teaches at an inner city comprehensive.

Overall enquiry question

What can we learn about surgery in the First World War from the life of Valentine Burke?

Learning objectives

  • use a variety of sources (many from The National Archives) to investigate the life and work of Valentine Burke


Teachers booklet (PDF, 4.11Mb)

Lesson powerpoints (ZIP, 5.10Mb)