HFL 1914-18 Young People Resources
We are proud to announce the launch of our new action-packed resources for youth groups, schools and families; designed to inspire the next generation of archaeologists and encourage participation in the UK wide Home Front Legacy 1914-18 project.
Watch our Young People’s Youtube training videos here
Our new resources include:
-Illustrated Home Front Panoramas: These five highly engaging panoramas depict aspects of Home Front life on Land, in the Air and on the Sea. The buildings, military activity and people going about their day to day business are based on real places and events that formed part of the Home Front story. The illustrations also join together to create a complete Home Front landscape, forming a stunning wall display.
-Clue Cards, Historic photo cards, Character cards and Story cards: These cards enable your group to research and investigate, as well as gain a more in-depth view of the Home Front. The cards are used with our Home Front Panoramas to discover the stories of people on the Home Front, investigate the vast array of sites that can be found, and to also discover the many events that occurred during this period.
-A suite of seven session plans: These session plans, developed for primary teachers and group leaders, are designed to help you on your archaeological journey. You might start out on your journey at different points depending on your plans.
We envisage this suite of resources would support a Primary School local history study, developing pupils’ research and recording skills, as well as mapping skills; including using grid references, and for English, writing and developing stories.
-Training videos: Six practical YouTube videos created with the Sheffield Young Archaeologists Club to introduce young people to the practical aspects of site recording and the Home Front Legacy recording App.
Accessing Our Resources
These exciting resources are available for free online via our new ‘Home Front Legacy Explorers’ Headquarters’ and ‘Primary School Teacher or Group Leader Home Front Legacy area’ websites.
Primary school teacher, youth group leaders and Young Archaeologists’ Club leaders can visit the ‘Primary School Teacher or Group Leader Home Front Legacy area’. This website features guidance for running your own Home Front local studies sessions. Here you can find out how to use our wide range of resources by following our step-by-step walkthrough guide.
If you are a budding archaeologist, then visit the ‘Home Front Legacy Explorers’ Headquarters’. Here you can find many fun activities, videos and resources to get you involved in Home Front Legacy. There are also some hidden Top Secret missions for you to complete. Can you find them all?