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New resources on the impact of the First World War in Kent - in memory of Ian Coulson
By Andy Harmsworth
16 Nov
I am delighted to announce that the first teaching and learning materials from the Ian Coulson Bursary have now been published. A teacher’s guide, student booklet and scheme of work can be freely downloaded by teachers from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust website.

These resources were produced by Year 9 students and staff at St John’s RC Comprehensive School, Gravesend. The resource is called:
Investigating the Impact of World War l on your Locality: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Schools (Key Stage 3)

The project involved Year 9 students using the names on their local war memorial as the starting point for an investigation which culminated in them writing biographies of soldiers from their local area who died in action during the First World War.

With the help of local historians and surviving family members, they used a range of sources including local newspapers, census returns and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. A visit to the First World War battlefields and cemeteries was included as part of the project.

The teacher’s guide contains step-by-step instructions for teachers who would like to carry out a similar project with their students – and is relevant not only to teachers in Kent  but to teachers nationwide.

Everyone involved agree that Ian would have been very pleased both with the  concept of the bursary (free resources for teachers) and this particular outcome.

Andy Harmsworth

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