Educational resources


Below is a small selection of resources for students and teachers of WW1 literature, poetry and history.  Forthcoming events for schools are also listed.

  • The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen.
  • WW1 A-Z: Aimed at primary school children, this specially commissioned programme for the Learning Zone consists of a compilation of films each looking at a different aspect of World War I.  O is for Owen!
  • Historic Newspapers: To mark the WW1 centenary a free teaching pack has been created using material from the world’s largest private archive of original British newspapers.  The pack covers the Battle of Loos, Gallipoli withdrawal, London Air Raid and the Armistice. Hard copies are currently available to schools, universities, libraries and accredited education establishments only.  There are plans to make the pack downloadable. Contact Historic Newspapers for more information.
  • Wilfred Owen App: Ian Bennett, a lecturer in film and media at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, has designed and built an iPad app which explores the works of Wilfred Owen. Forty five of the poet’s works are featured, all read by women from a wide variety of backgrounds, some with connections to the armed forces. The app costs £7.49