History KS2: World War One A to Z

In this series of short films for schools pupils can learn about different aspects of World War One, using a mixture of children's research, artefacts and archive from the time.

The films centre round personal testimony monologues, although they are fictional, the stories are based on primary sources and highlight the diversity of the people affected by the war.

These clips are taken from the original BBC series, WW1 A-Z and are suitable for teaching Key Stage 2 and above in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Second Level and above in Scotland.

Some clips contain potentially upsetting content; teacher review is recommended before use in class.

A is for Archduke Franz Ferdinand
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B is for Battalions
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C is for Conscription
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D is for Diary
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E is for Empire
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F is for Food
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G is for Gas
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H is for Home Front
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I is for In Flanders Fields
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J is for Jutland Jack
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K is for Keep The Home Fires Burning
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L is for Lusitania
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M is for Medicine
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N is for Nurses
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O is for Owen (Wilfred)
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P is for Post Office
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Q is for Quartermaster
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R is for Remembrance
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S is for Shrapnel
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T is for Trenches
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U is for Unsung Heroes
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V is for Victory
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W is for Women
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X is for Xmas Truce
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Y is for Your Country Needs You
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Z is for Zeppelin
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