This section of the website collects together the education resources produced by the Objecting to War project.
The resource packs below are intended for teachers, activity leaders and others, and provide a collection of topics, questions and copies of primary archive material. Each section contains a teacher’s guide, suggested work and - most importantly - a selection of archive extracts for use with, or without, the worksheet guidance.
Each pack investigates a critical issue on Conscientious Objection and Anti-War activism, from individual experiences to censorship, protest and propaganda. Working through the packs will allow learners to build up a good understanding of First World War anti-war activity as well as encouraging key learning skills in critical thinking, interpretation and evaluation.
The worksheets are flexible enough to be used across the National Curriculum and explore a range of issues designed to explore concepts of war and peace. Learners will work with primary material with a range of options for closely guided or independent learning.
At the moment these resources pages are a work in progress and more material will be produced as the project continues.
We want to hear from you:
We are very keen to develop this section into a wider resource, highlighting both important issues that arise from Conscientious Objection in the First World War and interesting ways of working on material from the PPU’s extensive archive. Ideas and resources from excellent teachers, learning practitioners and museum and archive staff will be developed into a wide variety of exciting resources for the class room, lecture theatre or in other settings with young (and older!) learners.
I f you have material you’d like to share with us, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch.
More resources suitable for supporting teaching and learning are available on our learnpeace pages
WORLD RELIGIONS: WAR AND PEACE
World religions: War and Peace is a very brief summary of what the world's major religions say about war and peace. This summary provides an overview of the links between religion and war and as such represents an introduction to what could be a subsequent more detailed analysis.
NONVIOLENCE IN WORLD WAR TWO
Nonviolence in World War Two provides in depth consideration of the little know story of non-violent resistance to the Nazi occupation in Norway and Denmark. It also looks at the non-violent resistance of students, women and Christians to Nazi oppression in Germany.