Secondary School Resources

War Poetry

This two lesson plan  aims to provide greater understanding and knowledge of the impact of the First World War on poetry, and provide some insight into the conditions in which it was written. These resources were put together by Joanne Gray, who carried out a work placement with the Doncaster 1914-18 in early 2017.
Lesson 1
An overview of the war, propaganda and ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke
Lesson plan
Powerpoint
Handout
Lesson 2
Life in the trenches, a history of Wilfred Owen, ‘Exposure’ by Wilfred Owen
Lesson plan
Powerpoint
Handout
Homework
Writing a war poem – poetry competition
Powerpoint