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Education resources

The education resources in this section are designed to support the British Values requirement and  lessons in History and Citizenship. All the resources are aimed at Key Stages 2 & 3 unless stated otherwise and can be adapted up or down dependent on students needs.

British Values

This section contains a series of lessons or investigations into each of the five concepts identified as a British Value: the Rule of Law, Trust, Tolerance and Inclusivity, Fairness and Honesty . Each of the investigations uses a combination of historical information and real-life experiences to address the importance and meaning of the particular British value.

Additional Topics for Study

This section includes a collection of resources around aspects of the British Jewish experience in the First World War, both in the Armed and Auxiliary services and on the Home Front.  Lesson plans incorporating the resources can be used to commemorate anniversaries of key battles, major wartime events, the Remembrance period, or for general interest.


  • The Battle of the Somme, in 1916, one of the most famous battles in British history, resulted in the biggest loss of men the British Army has ever suffered on one day.
  • The Whitechapel Boys, a diverse group of Jewish immigrant artists (including one woman), who met in east London, often presented their work at the Whitechapel Gallery.
  • Stories, essays, poetry and drawings created by children from the Religion School of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in 1915-1916, reveal the impact of the war on their lives.
  • Intense fighting around Passchendaele in the third major Battle of Ypres, in 1917, led to the whole offensive often being referred to as Passchendaele, with its infamous association with mud and blood.
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All the content you will see on this education portal has been developed in partnership with the London Grid for Learning Trust and has been verified by our team as ‘school safe’ material. 

There is a related but separate website for this project that offers the opportunity for members of the wider public to upload archive material into the website and the editorial requirements are different to this educational portal. Teachers are advised to use the curated material found on this education portal to avoid accessing any material that maybe beyond the scope of the intended learning focus.

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