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Studying WWI War Memorials: teacher's resource pack

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This pack is designed for History teachers to use in the classroom with Key Stage 3 or 4 pupils. The lessons and resources contained within it focus upon the war memorial in Newcastle University’s Armstrong Building and the role played by Armstrong College during the Great War.

The teacher’s pack is made up of 4 lessons. Each lesson folder contains the following:

  • A set of teacher’s notes giving an overview of the lesson, a list of the resources required, the learning objectives and a lesson outline.
  • A PowerPoint presentation for use in the classroom.
  • Printable worksheets and resources for use in the lesson.

This short video explains the contents of the teacher's pack.

This resource is designed for use alongside the Universities at War website.

Your students can make their own contribution to our memory book by researching some of the men named on the memorial, but the skills they acquire can also be applied to researching memorials close to school or home.

This pack has been designed as a stand-alone resource but can be combined with a visit to the University Library where students can explore archival resources relating to some of the men named on the memorial.

To access the whole teacher’s pack as one file, email

To access individual lessons, click on the links below:

Introduction to the Teachers Pack

Find out about the contents of our teacher's pack.

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Armstrong Memorial

Learn about the war memorial in Newcastle University's Armstrong Building.

Lesson 2: Researching the people named on the Armstrong Memorial

Learn how to go about researching someone named on the war memorial using the internet and archival materials, then have a go yourself!

Lesson 3: What happened to Henry Clifford Stroud?

Become a Great War detective and use sources from the university archives to work out what happened to Henry Clifford Stroud who is commemorated on the Armstrong Memorial.

Lesson 4: The role of Armstrong College in the Great War

Discover the role played by Armstrong College during the Great War using primary sources including photographs and even a document that lay hidden behind a skirting board for almost a century.

Lesson 4 - A
Lesson 4 - B
Lesson 4 - C
Lesson 4 - D


Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Archaeology
  • Citizenship
  • History
  • Resources
  • Teachers
  • Y 7
  • Y 8
  • Y 9
  • Y 10
  • Y 11
  • KS 3
  • KS 4