An animated short film about the journey of the poppy. An excellent introduction to the poppy, remembrance, veterans and Poppyscotland. Updated for 2013.
An animated short film about the journey of the poppy and what it means. Written specifically for very young children this is an excellent introduction to the poppy and remembrance. Updated for 2013.
One of the finalists from Moving Stories 2011 – our short film education competition. This charming short film uses period reconstruction, a thoughtful voice over, and poetry to perfectly encapsulate more than ninety years of the Poppy Appeal in Scotland.
This film is a scrap-book of six pupils’ photographs, memories and observations from a trip to the First World War battlefields of France and Belgium. A mix of fact and opinion, the piece is a good starting point for debate about the First World War and conflict in general.
Unveiling ceremony at Paisley Cross of memorial to the dead of the Great War.
Ceremony of the unveiling of the Dunfermline war memorial by Sir Ralph Anstruther.
Address and unveiling of the war memorial, Saltcoats, by the Marchioness of Ailsa, 27th May 1922. Includes difficulty with unveiling. Shots of street parade including Girl Guides, Boys’ Brigade and Scouts.
Ceremony to mark the unveiling of Lochgelly war memorial on the 3rd December 1924.
Footage of the Black Watch at camp and on exercises. Includes colour footage of tank manoeuvres.
Taken at Leith in 1918, the ‘Return to Leith’ film shows the arrival by ship of internees returning from Europe, with the request ‘watch the picture carefully, and see if you can identify anyone’.
Soldiers bound for camp arriving at Campbeltown, together with their supplies in horse-drawn carts and wagons.
Early footage shot in Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory.
Image of Naval Signal sent to German fleet to instruct lowering of German flag as displayed in New Haig House, Edinburgh 1918.
The ‘Journey’ Challenge. Learners are challenged to watch the Poppyscotland film ‘The Journey’ to help them answer some ‘Big Questions’, like ‘Why is it important to remember? Teacher’s notes and students’ notes are combined into one easy to download document which is available as a Word or PDF file.
The Scots on the Western Front Debate Challenge. Learners are challenged to research Scots on the Western Front and discuss their contribution to the overall success of the British army on the Western Front. Teacher’s notes and students’ notes are combined into one easy to download document which is available as a Word or PDF file.
Scottish Victoria Cross Research Challenge. Learners are challenged to find and research Scots who were awarded the Victoria Cross. Teacher’s notes and students’ notes are combined into one easy to download document which is available as a Word or PDF file.
PowerPoint presentation which can be used at a remembrance assembly in schools or colleges. This presentation outlines the effect of the First World War on the nation.
Assembly explaining the significance of the centenaries of the First World War. This is the first of two linked PowerPoint presentations with the same title. If you are downloading this PowerPoint we recommend that you also look to download ‘Remembrance and centenaries of the First World War (Day Two)’.
PowerPoint presentation about remembrance and Armistice which could be shown at a school assembly. This presentation explains through the use of photos and short sections of text the history of Armistice Day.
Copy of the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae.
Scottish War Poets Challenge and ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ Challenge. Learners are challenged to read and research Scottish War poets and learn about the poem ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ by John McCrae. They are also challenged to use their research to create a biographical piece about one of the poets. Learners are also encouraged to use their imagination and knowledge […]
First World War Museum Challenge. Create a mobile exhibition of research and original pieces of work which can be presented within the establishment or local community e.g. library, museum. Teacher’s notes & student’s notes are contained within the one document.
First World War Timeline Challenge. Your challenge is to create a timeline showing what caused The First World War and how it unfolded. A number of different activities are also suggested through the use of support materials. Teacher’s notes & student’s notes are contained within the one document.
Copy of the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by First World War poet Wilfred Owen.