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Schools Assembly: First World War

Learn about the experience of Scottish soldiers as we bring stories of the front line to your classroom.

Join National Museums Scotland’s curators and Learning Enablers to discover more about the First World War in this digital schools’ assembly. Find out what it means to be a curator at the National War Museum and discover the stories of Scottish soldiers on the front line through our objects. 

Be part of this exciting new event where you’ll watch alongside hundreds of other classes/pupils/schools from across Scotland. This will be streamed on Microsoft Teams Live Events and an accompanying live ‘Tweet along’ will use the #NMSSchools

About the assembly

Title

Schools' Assembly: First World War

Suitable for

P6 - S2

Time and Date

The assembly will be available to watch throughout November 2022 at a time that suits you. 

Length

30 mins

Cost

Sessions are free of charge and are available to UK-based schools and home education groups only.

Description

Curator, Calum Robertson, will share a selection of objects that tell the story of Scottish soldiers in the First World War and his experiences of working at the National War Museum. The assembly will be hosted by National Museums Scotland's learning enablers.

Please be aware

Teachers, please note that experiences of war and death will be mentioned during the session, so please bear this in mind for any pupils who may need prior warning. 

Curriculum links

I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence. SOC 2-06a

 

I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences. SOC 2-04a

I can explain the similarities and differences between the lifestyles, values and attitudes of people in the past by comparing Scotland with a society in Europe or elsewhere. SOC 3-04a

 

I can use primary and secondary sources selectively to research events in the past. SOC 2-01a

I can use my knowledge of a historical period to interpret the evidence and present an informed view. SOC 3-01a

 

I can interpret historical evidence from a range of periods to help to build a picture of Scotland’s heritage and my sense of chronology. SOC 2-02a

 

I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences. SOC 2-04a

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