Global Learning Programme Wales

Why is the 1914-18 war called the First World War?

Written for the Global Learning Programme Wales, these activities ask pupils why the Great War is now called the First World War, investigating how global the conflict was. They commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, and the death there of the renowned Welsh poet Hedd Wyn. The main activity focuses on history, with development opportunities for PSE and literacy or Welsh.