Why remember Great War 100 years on? Tower of London asks schools
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A schools campaign exploring the importance of remembrance as part of the First World War centenary is being launched with three questions by the Tower of London.
The campaign is inspired by the ‘Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red’ art installation in The Tower’s famous dry moat.
This will have 888,246 plastic poppies installed by Armistice Day, November 11—representing the number of British dead and the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the guns fell silent.
The questions have been drawn up to remind youngsters of the need to remember, even as the Great War of 1914-18 slips from living memory and into the history books.
They are: ‘Why should we remember the war?’ ‘Why is 100 years so significant?’ and ‘How do you want to remember?’
“We can see the scale of a world war through the sea of poppies,” former Education Minister Lord Knight said. “There are a wealth of stories to uncover and learning to unearth.”
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The project aims to help youngsters understand the important role that First World War remembrance has.
Online resources and multimedia content that go live today are aimed at helping teachers stimulate classroom debate.
They include lesson plans, films and an online mosaic showcasing students’ work.
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Professional development days are also planned at The Tower for senior education leaders, teachers and educators being held this Thursday and the following Thursday.