In addition to the materials available below, we are pleased to offer the latest version of our popular Remembrance assembly pack for secondary schools for download as well.
This assembly helps explain the theme of “Remember Together” to students in the light of this commemorative year and which look at the vital contribution made by the Commonwealth and Allies in three key battles; Monte Cassino, D-Day, and Kohima and Imphal.
These battles highlight the shared Remembrance heritage of Britain’s diverse communities from the British South Asian communities through to the Polish and Afro-Caribbean communities.
After introducing students to the life and work of JRR Tolkien, these lessons demonstrate how real life events can have an effect on the work of an author.
On top of exploring more about Tolkein and his influences, these lessons allow students to explore the use of metaphor and allegory and learn more about why the public sometimes responds to the arts as they do.
Pupils will learn about Ernest Brooks, his personal style and his achievements as a war photographer. They will also get a clearer idea of why he was often a controversial figure.
In addition to learning about Brooks specifically, the lesson's comprehension questions are also a good practice of exam technique, encouraging pupils to look for specific points in their answers and explanations.