History KS3 / KS4: Recruiting soldiers in WW1
Through interviews and archive footage, we hear about the different pressures applied to persuade young men to join up.
One woman recalls her husband being called on to enlist at a cinema, despite her misgivings that he would be killed.
A man who was 17 at the time recalls being given a white feather in the street, and a recruiting officer enrolling him despite knowing he was underage.
This is from the series: I Was There: The Great War Interviews
Teacher viewing recommended prior to use in class
Key Stage: 3
Students are asked to list the different pressures put on young men to join up at the start of the war.
They are then asked to think of other reasons why men volunteered.
Key Stage 4
Students use this as part of an investigation into how far men volunteered for patriotic reasons.
This clip will be relevant for teaching History at KS3, KS4/GCSE, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland
Also at Third Level, Fourth Level, National 4 and National 5 in Scotland.
This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, CCEA GCSE and SQA.