WWI Resources: Lesson 2

Could the core values of rugby make you a better soldier?

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WWI Resources: Lesson 2

Delivery idea

Could the core values of rugby make you a better soldier?

How to do it

Idea 1 - Evaluate the contribution made by one of the key individuals mentioned within the film to the First World War. What involvement did they have? How much impact did they have? How did their life back in Britain and playing for England prepare them for their experience in the war?

Idea 2 - Flip learning approach to develop skills of pre-learning needed for Higher education. Watch and make notes on video 3 ready for next lesson.

When/ where to use it

This lesson plan and resources are designed to support the RFU's commemoration of The First World War

This lesson is recommended to be delivered with a History focus for students between 11-14 years of age. Ideally it would sit within a History, Humanities or PSHE lesson in the same year as the age group would be studying The First World War.

Skills / Level

  • Understanding of key WW1 events such as The Battle of the Somme.
  • Developing skills of investigation.
  • Considering core values of rugby and the benefit outside of the game they can have.
  • These lessons have not been directly linked to levels due to the move to the new GCSE 9-1 and the removal of NCV levels at Key Stage Three. Instead these have focused on key skills identified above and crucially the ability to identify, explain and compare which are skills that would benefit most secondary school subjects.

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