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Home life in the First World War

Image: © Gazette series: Murray Dowding: Yate and District Heritage Centre.

Key Stage 1/2

Children will learn what life was like at home for the children of the First World War through two contemporary photographs.

National Curriculum: History/English

Home Life in the First World War (PDF)

Teacher’s information.
This Learning Resource Contains:

  • The two photographs; the girls knitting and the Wolf Cubs.
  • Teachers Notes: Information about home life, including ideas of books and poems of
    the time.
  • Activity – A quiz
  • Other Free First World War Project Learning Resources
  • Feedback form

Other Free Learning Resources available are:

The Great War – Life in the Trenches – Alf Flux and his Kit Bag (Plus a Loans Box)*

School Children in the Great War – Messages and Mufflers
The Girls who made Grenades – The Warmley Grenadiers
Empire Foods – The War at Sea – (Loans Box)*
The Amy Hill Autograph Book – Cleve Hill Hospital
The Amy Hill Autograph Book – Wounded on the Somme
The Hill and the Flux Family
The Armistice Day Investigation Quiz

  • Loans boxes can be booked through your local South Gloucestershire Museums:

Frenchay Village Museum: e-mail:

Yate and District Heritage Centre: e-mail:

Thornbury and District Museum: e-mail:

Kingswood Heritage Museum: e-mail:

Avon Valley Railway Trust: – contact form

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