Free resources

Big Ideas have put together the Remember Together booklet, full of ideas and tips on how to run commemorative events based on five principles: commemoration should be Creative, Active, Accessible, Relevant and Inclusive. Why not create your own remembrance wreath? Get inspiration from our Remember Together booklet.

To receive your digital copy, email contact@big-ideas.org

Share your creations and November 11th events across social media with the hashtag #RememberTogether and tag Big Ideas so we can share our favourites!

You can now request digital copies of the Big Ideas 2018 project resources. Click here to request them.

Scroll down to see the the projects covered.

Aspire to Engineer: The Genetic Engineering Challenge was a UK-wide school challenge about genetic engineering, with unique prizes from the Natural History Museum ranging from a class visit to the Museum with a free workshop, to a live ‘virtual’ visit to meet the Museum scientists, or a visit to the groups classroom.

Read about our amazing winners here!

 

Motherhood, Loss and the First World War acknowledged the universality of bereavement as the defining experience of the First World War with a special focus on the impact on mothers — an overlooked aspect of grief from the period. 

Our Motherhood, Loss and the First World War resource pack includes fascinating and moving case studies, letters between mothers and sons, activities to get involved with and more. 

Remember RAF100

Remember RAF100 was a First World War commemoration programme which marked 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. 

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

A free, creative resource kit for primary school teachers and a free, informative, engaging PDF poster are available. The resource kit includes poems on key project themes, lesson/assembly plans, a make-your-own storybook, and simple activities to create a model plane. The poster explores RAF stories from the First World War and suggests activities for groups to discover more about the RAF and commemorate First World War RAF personnel buried or commemorated in the UK.

Trailblazers encouraged young people to explore the incredible lives of women from the First World War, to discover Trailblazing women in their community, and to develop as future Trailblazers. Schools and community groups across the country researched a contemporary Trailblazer in their local community and hosted exhibitions celebrating the incredible achievements of women today.

The Inspirational Women resource pack contains lesson plans, assembly outlines and research tips as well as information on the stories of 20 inspirational women from the First World War.

Tull100 marked 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 worked 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 PDF 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.

The Unremembered: World War One’s Army of Workers was a Big Ideas project run in 2018 to commemorate the members of the Labour Corps who supported the war effort in World War One. Tens of thousands were recruited from the UK, China, India, South Africa, Egypt, Canada, the Caribbean and many other places within the British Empire. Community groups around the country created wreaths commemorating these forgotten heroes. 

120 of these wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph in London on Armistice Day as part of the People’s Procession. Read more about it here.

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.