Motherhood, Loss and the First World War
This community engagement project led by Big Ideas explores the impact of World War One on the mothers left behind. Join the project to do your own research and take part in creative commemoration. A free resource pack is available which includes fascinating and moving case studies, letters between mothers and sons, activities to get involved with and more. Take part and receive your free resources by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit big-ideas.org/free-resources for more information on this and all the following great resources.
Remember RAF100 marks the formation of the RAF and commemorates air service personnel who lost their lives in World War One. A free, creative resource kit for primary school teachers and a free, informative, engaging A1 poster are available. The resource kit includes poems on key project themes, lesson/assembly plans, a make-your-own storybook and simple activities to create a model plane. The poster explores RAF stories from the First World War and suggests activities for groups to discover more about the RAF and commemorate First World War RAF personnel buried or commemorated in the UK. Take part in this Big Ideas project and receive your free resources by emailing RAF100@big-ideas.org.
The Unremembered: World War One’s Army of Workers
The Unremembered project led by Big Ideas remembers World War One’s army of workers – the Labour Corps. Many died, yet today their contribution and sacrifice is rarely acknowledged. A free Unremembered world map is available with opportunities to learn about the history of the different Labour Corps, guidance on how to find local stories and participate in activities to join in with The Unremembered project. Take part and receive your free resources by emailing email@example.com.
Trailblazers: World War One’s Inspirational Women
With this project you can explore the lives of inspirational women from the First World War and discover and celebrate Trailblazing women in your community. A free pack is available which contains lesson plans, assembly outlines and research tips as well as information on the stories of 20 inspirational women from the First World War. Take part and receive your free resources by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tull100 — No Barriers
Join Tull100 to discover the extraordinary story of Walter Tull and take part in the No Barriers medal challenge to make your community more inclusive. The Tull100 project by Big Ideas celebrates and commemorates Walter Tull, one of Britain’s first black professional footballers and a First World War hero. A free, A1 poster and informative resource pack tell his story, his outstanding civic contributions during the First World War and his lasting legacy today. Through the resources, groups can learn more about Tull’s story, access activities to commemorate him and contribute positively towards their society today. Take part and receive your free resources by emailing email@example.com. Visit big-ideas.org/free-resources for more information.