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Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

‘Everyone Sang’, Siegfried Sassoon

It’s the centenary of the Armistice on the 11th and we’re sure you’ll be marking it, whether that’s reading or writing poetry from the Great War or getting involved with local activities. We’ve chosen some of Teachit’s best resources for sharing this moment with your students.

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Resources to mark the centenary of the Armistice

For an empathetic approach, challenge your students to the Remembrance Day study. It’s a delve into the lives of the fallen, and an opportunity for students to connect with local heroes.

You could extend this activity by getting students to Write your own war poem.

We have an extensive collection of resources for studying the poetry of the Great War, all found in War poetry.

Many of you will be teaching ‘conflict’ poetry from the GCSE anthologies, and we’ve started to curate these: Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict is an example. For some poems, we now have so many resources that the poem has its own collection of resources. Look out for these too!

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Unseen poetry teaching pack

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Our popular Unseen poetry teaching pack includes activities to develop students’ confidence in approaching poetry in an exam. The pack includes resources, poems and practice exam questions for all exam boards. There are six pairs of poems in the pack, carefully selected to include older and more contemporary poems.

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