Free resources

 

We offer a number of free resources for our projects. Scroll down to see the free resources that we currently have available for:

  • Remember RAF100
  • Trailblazers
  • Tull100
  • The Unremembered

Remember RAF100

Remember RAF100 is a First World War commemoration programme which marks the formation of the RAF 100 years ago (on 1 April 1918) as well as commemorating the many air service personnel who lost their lives during the First World War. With the project you can discover their stories, remember their contribution, and share your findings with your community.

A free, creative resource kit for primary school teachers will be available from 1 April 2018, as will a free, informative, engaging A1 poster. The resource kit will include poems on key project themes, including the RAF, conflict, and remembrance, lesson/assembly plans, a make-your-own storybook, and simple activities to create a model plane. The poster will explore RAF stories from the First World War and suggest activities for groups to discover more about the RAF and commemorate First World War RAF personnel buried or commemorated in the UK.

The Remember RAF100 database is also available. The database shows details of over 4000 RAF personnel who died during the First World War and are buried or commemorated in the UK.

Email RAF100@big-ideas.org to receive your free resources.

Trailblazers is a schools and citizenship-focused project, encouraging students to use their knowledge of First World War women to plan activities within their own local community, including presenting their research in assemblies within their school or (secondary schools only) to feeder primary schools.

Secondary schools that want to take part will be sent the Inspirational Women resource pack. This contains lesson plans and assembly outlines, as well as information on the stories of 20 inspirational women from the First World War.

Email trailblazers@big-ideas.org to receive your free resource pack.

Tull100 marks the centenary of Walter Tull, the first infantry officer of black heritage in the British Army to lead his men into battle. He died in action in March 1918. Tull100 works with community groups across the country — including football clubs, youth groups, schools and community networks — to get involved in innovative projects to discover and explore Tull’s life.

Our free, A1 poster and informative resource pack tell the story of Walter Tull, his outstanding civic contributions during the First World War and his lasting legacy today. Through the resources, groups can learn more about Tull’s story and access activities to commemorate him and contribute positively towards their society today.

Email tull100@big-ideas.org to receive your free Tull100 resource pack and poster.

Your group could get involved by organising an activity to commemorate the efforts of the Labour Corps. Use the Unremembered database to find a local Labour Corps grave and discover little-known local heritage. Get your group to do a headstone rubbing, lay flowers or play the Last Post on an instrument. Bring your community together with a reading of Labour Corps stories through the archive scripts.

Email us to receive our free Unremembered World Map for communities and schools. In this creative, informative and vibrant resource there are opportunities to learn about the history of the different Labour Corps, guidance on how to find local stories and participate in activities to join in with The Unremembered project.

Each month we are releasing additional resources about Labour Corps from different countries around the world, including worksheets and archive scripts.

Email theunremembered@big-ideas.org to receive your free Unremembered World Map.