World War 1 - War Artists

Practice Activities For Download

Activity 1

Looking at Art
Let's take a look at some primary sources of W.W.1 artwork. Choose a painting that you like the look of from the resource bank or on the Imperial War Museum website
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Activity 2

Let's take a closer look at some of the W.W.1 artwork. Choose one of the pictures to do a detailed sketch of. Then give your new piece of artwork a title suitable for what you've drawn
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Pictures for Activities
Some suggested pictures that you can use for activity 1 and 2. There are a wealth of other primary sources on the Imperial War Museum website for you to use
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From the Curriculum

Strand: Eras of Change and Conflict
Strand Unit: World War 1

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to become familiar with aspects of these periods:
1) reasons for these changes and conflicts.
2) people, organisations and events involved in bringing about change or adapting to change.
3) record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines.

Learning Objectives

-use the language of history including: chronology, timeline, causes, sources.

-sequence the events leading up to the start of WW1.

-identify some of the reasons why WW1 started.

-use online sources of information to research the flags of WW1 countries.

Learning Activities

-Video Stimulus: watch the video stimulus explaining the causes of WW1, pausing the video when prompted to answer stimulus questions.
-Comic Strip Sequencing: draw a three piece comic strip that explains the events of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination.
-Summarising: using the video content, summarise three reasons why war was inevitable, even without Ferdinand's assassination.
-Flag Research: using ICT resources, research the flags of various countries that took part in WW1. Research carefully to make sure you are finding sources that show WW1 flags not modern flags.


-Teacher Designed Tasks:
1) Comic Strip Sequence
2) Reasons for War
3) Flag Research Sheet

-Teacher Questioning:
1) Can you identify a few reasons why WW1 started?
2) Can you put the events of Franz Ferdinand's assassination in order?

Rang Maher