Enquiry 1:   Building the Big Picture
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Where, when and why have British Armed Forces served in conflicts overseas?
About this unit                            
Teaching Ideas
Main Learning Outcome:

Pupils develop an overview
of post 1945 conflicts, comparing reasons for British involvement in these events with others they have studied at Key Stage 3.
Learning Objectives:

History 1.1c:
•  To develop a chronological
    framework of conflicts since

• To use prior learning about
   conflicts since 1066 to place
    this new knowledge in a
   wider historical context.

History 2.3a:
• To present a coherent
   overview of past conflicts
   using a chronological
   framework and appropriate
   historical vocabulary.

PLTS (Personal Learning & Thinking Skills)  
Independent enquirers and
creative thinkers:
• To explore events from
   different perspectives and
   to ask questions to extend
  their thinking.
Use Resource 1a to provide an overview of conflicts involving Britain from 1066-1900.

Set up your classroom as a map of the world in the style used by Ian Dawson incorporating coloured layers (different colours for different time periods) and props (symbolic of the causes of conflict – for example – Bible for religion, money for economic, crown for power).

Lead class discussion of different causes of conflict across time.

Pupils complete a world map showing location of conflicts involving British forces since 1945, colour coding it to show the principal factors the reasons for the presence of British servicemen and women (see Resource 1b).

Use their findings to complete an overview map for classroom display.
Resource 1a
Ian Dawson’s conflict
cards 1066 - c1900:
Resource 1b
Overview of 20th century
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