|Research into your own village
history and how it may have been affected by the First World War. As
well as researching your village in France, you might like to do an
Internet search for a war memorial in the village or town that you
were born in. Use Google
and type in the name of the place, and words 'war memorial' or 'cenotaph'.
Memorials in Haute Garonne website lists most (all?) the
villages in the region. Find your village and find out how many men
were killed in the 1914-18 war. Are there any names that you
recognise? Is there any evidence that some families were
Other useful sites might include the Scots
at War project, Gloucestershire
War Memorials, and from November 2001 The Imperial War Museum's National
Inventory of War Memorials
|Research your family history and
involvement in the First World War. In order to be able to start
your search you need to find out the full name of the soldier and
you need to have some idea of where he fought. Knowing the name of
regiment he fought with makes things easier. Unfortunately, your best chance of
finding a name is if the soldier was killed. If you manage to find
some information, write a brief summary which explains your
relationship and how your relatives life was affected by WWI.
||How to search for relatives who might
have been involved in World War 1.
A useful website to start a search is the Great
War which includes a number of potential links to many different
countries. If British, you may wish to start with The
Great War Society. If you know that your relative died
then try the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission. BBC family
history site also has some great advice to get you started.
Kimi 2001-2 - My
Family in WWI.
Simone 2002-3 - My
family in WWI and WWII
Topic. The Homefront 1914-1918 is an important
topic but unfortunately we have little time. The most important
question is how far the lives of women were changed during the war.
I want you to prepare for a short debate
on the topic. In
this type of question (evaluative) it is important that you
recognise that some things did change but also that much remained the same.
||From your textbook chapter 21 is very
useful. On the Internet there are lots of resources on most good WW1 sites. As usual Spartacus
is very comprehensive and has information about many different
aspects of women's contribution. For a brief overview see the
BBC GCSE Bitesize