Armistice

On the 11th November 1918, the Allies and Germany signed an armistice that ended the fighting on the Western Front and marked defeat for the German forces.

Resources with links to Statutory Requirements

Intentions

Intentions

  • Review and utilise the content in the links as a tool for discussion, application and understanding of the topic of the 1918 Armistice and how this event is remembered and commemorated.
  • Using the information from the links as an example, prepare and complete a creative response to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the topic.

WWI Ends

World War 1 Ends

The History Channel - This day in history

Tag: Info

Environment and Society: History

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Investigate the impact of significant events/ideas of the 20th century on the world.

(Cultural Understanding)

Language and Literacy: English With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.

(Personal Understanding)

Develop the ability to use language (including body language) effectively in communicating with and relating to others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Language and Literacy: Irish (in Irish Medium Schools) With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.

(Personal Understanding)

Develop an understanding of the power of languages (including bi-lingualism and body language) to communicate and empathise with others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Armistice

Voices of the First World War: Armistice

Imperial War Museums - Podcast 47

Tags: Info, Audio, Images

Environment and Society (History)

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Investigate individuals who are considered to have taken a significant moral stand and examine their motivation and legacy.

(Moral Legacy)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Investigate the impact of significant events/ideas of the 20th century on the world.

(Cultural Understanding)

Language and Literacy (English with Media Education)

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.

(Personal Understanding)

Explore and respond to others’ emotions as encountered in literature, the media, moving image and peer discussion.

Develop the ability to use language (including body language) effectively in communicating with and relating to others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.

(Spiritual Awareness)

Language and Literacy: Irish (in Irish Medium Schools) With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.

(Personal Understanding)

Explore and respond to others’ emotions as encountered in literature, the media, moving image and peer discussion.

Develop an understanding of the power of languages (including bi-lingualism and body language) to communicate and empathise with others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.

(Spiritual Awareness)

Armistice & WWI

How did the armistice end the First World War?

Imperial War Museums - War and Conflict

Tag: Info

Environment and Society: History

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Investigate individuals who are considered to have taken a significant moral stand and examine their motivation and legacy.

(Moral Character)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Investigate the impact of significant events/ideas of the 20th century on the world.

(Cultural Understanding)

Investigate critical issues in history or historical figures who have behaved ethically or unethically.

(Ethical Awareness)

Language and Literacy: English With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Develop the ability to use language (including body language) effectively in communicating with and relating to others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.

(Spiritual Awareness)

Language and Literacy: Irish (in Irish Medium Schools) With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Develop an understanding of the power of languages (including bi-lingualism and body language) to communicate and empathise with others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.

(Spiritual Awareness)

Peace Treaties

The Peace Treaties That Ended The First World War

Imperial War Museums - War and Conflict

Tag: Video

Environment and Society: History

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Investigate individuals who are considered to have taken a significant moral stand and examine their motivation and legacy.

(Moral Character)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Investigate the impact of significant events/ideas of the 20th century on the world.

(Cultural Understanding)

Investigate critical issues in history or historical figures who have behaved ethically or unethically.

(Ethical Awareness)

Language and Literacy: English With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Develop the ability to use language (including body language) effectively in communicating with and relating to others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.

(Spiritual Awareness)

Language and Literacy: Irish (in Irish Medium Schools) With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Develop an understanding of the power of languages (including bi-lingualism and body language) to communicate and empathise with others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.

(Spiritual Awareness)

Poppies

Why We Wear Poppies On Remembrance Day.

Imperial War Museums - War and Conflict

Tag: Info

Environment and Society: History

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Explore how history has affected their personal identity, culture and lifestyle.

(Personal Understanding)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Investigate the impact of significant events/ideas of the 20th century on the world.

(Cultural Understanding)

Language and Literacy: English With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Develop the ability to use language (including body language) effectively in communicating with and relating to others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Demonstrate a willingness to challenge stereotypical, biased or distorted viewpoints with appropriately sensitive, informed and balanced responses.

(Moral Character)

Language and Literacy: Irish (in Irish Medium Schools) With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Develop an understanding of the power of languages (including bi-lingualism and body language) to communicate and empathise with others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Demonstrate a willingness to challenge stereotypical, biased or distorted viewpoints with appropriately sensitive, informed and balanced responses.

(Moral Character)

Learning For Life and Work: Local and Global Citizenship

Diversity and Inclusion

Investigate factors that influence individual and group identity.

Investigate ways in which individuals and groups express their identity.

Investigate ways of managing conflict and promoting community relations, reconciliation.

Remembrance

Remembrance in the First World War

Imperial War Museums - War and Conflict, Learning Resources

Tags: Info, Video, Images, Teaching Resources

Environment and Society: History

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Explore how history has affected their personal identity, culture and lifestyle.

(Personal Understanding)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Investigate the impact of significant events/ideas of the 20th century on the world.

(Cultural Understanding)

Language and Literacy: English With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.

(Personal Understanding)

Develop the ability to use language (including body language) effectively in communicating with and relating to others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Explore issues related to Moral character.

Demonstrate a willingness to challenge stereotypical, biased or distorted viewpoints with appropriately sensitive, informed and balanced responses.

(Moral Character)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.

(Spiritual Awareness)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Use literature, drama, poetry or the moving image to explore others’ needs and rights.

(Citizenship)

Explore how different cultures and beliefs are reflected in a range of communication methods.

(Cultural Understanding)

Explore the power of a range of communication techniques to inform, entertain, influence and persuade.

(Media Awareness)

Language and Literacy: Irish (in Irish Medium Schools) With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.

(Personal Understanding)

Develop an understanding of the power of languages (including bi-lingualism and body language) to communicate and empathise with others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Explore issues related to Moral character.

Demonstrate a willingness to challenge stereotypical, biased or distorted viewpoints with appropriately sensitive, informed and balanced responses.

(Moral Character)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.

(Spiritual Awareness)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Use literature, drama, poetry or the moving image to explore others’ needs and rights.

(Citizenship)

Explore how different cultures and beliefs are reflected in a range of communication methods.

(Cultural Understanding)

Explore the power of a range of communication techniques to inform, entertain, influence and persuade.

(Media Awareness)

Explore how different cultures, beliefs and language communities, here and globally, are reflected in a range of communication methods.

(Cultural Understanding)

The Arts: Art and Design

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Demonstrate a willingness to challenge stereotypical, biased or distorted viewpoints about Art and Design with appropriately sensitive, informed and balanced responses and take responsibility for choices and actions.

(Moral Character)

Investigate and respond to works of art that inspire and relate to their lives and experiences.

(Spiritual Awareness)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Explore the diversity of various cultures that are expressed through Art & Design.

(Cultural Understanding)

The Arts: Drama

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Express themselves emotionally and imaginatively through drama and improvisation.

(Personal Understanding)

Explore and respond to the views and feelings of others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Explore issues related to Moral Character.

Demonstrate the ability and willingness to challenge stereotypical, biased or distorted viewpoints with appropriately sensitive, informed and balanced responses and take responsibility for choices and actions etc.

(Moral Character)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Explore the effects of media and ICT.

(Media Awareness)

End of WWI

End of the war and remembrance

BBC Schools - World War One

Tags: Info, Images, Video, Poetry, Classroom Activities

Environment and Society: History

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Explore how history has affected their personal identity, culture and lifestyle.

(Personal Understanding)

Investigate individuals who are considered to have taken a significant moral stand and examine their motivation and legacy.

(Moral Character)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Investigate the impact of significant events/ideas of the 20th century on the world.

(Cultural Understanding)

Environment and Society: Geography

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Develop a sense of place and belonging at a local level.

Demonstrate an awareness of their own relationships to other places, peoples and environments, from local to global.

(Personal Understanding)

Mathematics and Numeracy: Mathematics with Financial Capability

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Analyse and interpret information patterns relating to local and global trends.

(Citizenship)

Language and Literacy: English With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.

(Personal Understanding)

Explore and respond to others’ emotions as encountered in literature, the media, moving image and peer discussion.

Develop the ability to use language (including body language) effectively in communicating with and relating to others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.

(Spiritual Awareness)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Use literature, drama, poetry or the moving image to explore others’ needs and rights.

(Citizenship)

Explore the power of a range of communication techniques to inform, entertain, influence and persuade.

(Media Awareness)

Language and Literacy: Irish (in Irish Medium Schools) With Media Education

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.

(Personal Understanding)

Explore and respond to others’ emotions as encountered in literature, the media, moving image and peer discussion.

Develop an understanding of the power of languages (including bi-lingualism and body language) to communicate and empathise with others.

(Mutual Understanding)

Explore issues related to Moral character.

Demonstrate a willingness to challenge stereotypical, biased or distorted viewpoints with appropriately sensitive, informed and balanced responses.

(Moral Character)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.

(Spiritual Awareness)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Use literature, drama, poetry or the moving image to explore others’ needs and rights.

(Citizenship)

Explore the power of a range of communication techniques to inform, entertain, influence and persuade.

(Media Awareness)

The Arts: Art and Design

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Express themselves through Art and Design.

(Personal Understanding)

Work with other pupils to produce a creative response to group expressions of identity.

(Mutual Understanding)

Demonstrate a willingness to challenge stereotypical, biased or distorted viewpoints about Art and Design with appropriately sensitive, informed and balanced responses and take responsibility for choices and actions.

(Moral Character)

Investigate and respond to works of art that inspire and relate to their lives and experiences.

(Spiritual Awareness)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Investigate and respond to the use of visual language, logos and catchphrases in advertising.

(Media Awareness)

Explore some social and moral issues relevant to Art and Design.

(Ethical Awareness)

The Arts: Drama

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals

Express themselves emotionally and imaginatively through drama and improvisation.

(Personal Understanding)

Explore and respond to the views and feelings of others.

(Mutual Understanding)

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Explore the effects of media and ICT.

(Media Awareness)

Learning For Life and Work: Local and Global Citizenship

Diversity and Inclusion

Investigate ways in which individuals and groups express their identity.

Investigate ways of managing conflict and promoting community relations, reconciliation.

Democracy and Active Participation

Investigate an issue from a range of viewpoints and suggest action that might be taken to improve or resolve the situation.

Learning For Life and Work: Personal Development

Self-Awareness

Develop skills and strategies to improve own learning.

Opportunities for Cross Curricular learning

Using ICT

The resources examine the topic utilizing a number of different media, which serve to engage pupils with the material, challenging them to think more creatively and encourage discussion.

The project could inspire tasks that would support presenting, researching, desktop publishing, working with moving images, working with images and working with sound.

Communication

The resources provide pupils with the opportunity to develop their talking and listening, reading and writing skills through independent learning and shared experience.

Opportunities for Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities

Using the content, pupils have the opportunity to investigate meaning, explore ideas and analyse the information they are provided with. Within their individual learning, through group work and by questioning ideas, there is ample scope within the materials to include a focus on TS & PC. For this section, the following strands from the TS & PC framework are the most obvious to consider:

Managing Information

Pupils have the opportunity to:

  • ask focused questions;
  • select, classify, compare and evaluate information;
  • use a range of methods for collating, recording and representing information; and
  • communicate with a sense of audience and purpose.

Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

Pupils have the opportunity to:

  • make links between cause and effect;
  • use different types of questions; and
  • make connections between learning in different contexts.

Being Creative

Pupils have the opportunity to:

  • seek out questions to explore and problems to solve;
  • experiment with ideas and questions;
  • make new connections between ideas/information;
  • learn from and value other people’s ideas;
  • challenge the routine method; and
  • take risks for learning.

Working with Others

Pupils have the opportunity to:

  • listen actively and share opinions; develop routines of turn-taking, sharing and cooperating;
  • give and respond to feedback;
  • take personal responsibility for work with others and evaluate their own contribution to the group; and
  • respect the views and opinions of others and reach agreements using negotiation and compromise.

Self-Management

Pupils have the opportunity to:

  • be aware of their personal strengths, limitations and interests;
  • organise and plan how to go about a task; and
  • compare their own approach with others’ and in different contexts.

Opportunities to develop

Possible Task

Plan and create a slideshow/movie about the signing of the Armistice.

Using images and a recorded voiceover, explain how the armistice came into effect and how it has come to be commemorated.

Areas of Learning: The Arts (Art and Design), Language and Literacy (English/Irish with Media Education), Environment and Society (History)

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