A unique resource for secondary school students learning about the First World War
 

In April 2016, 'Meeting in No Man's Land' brought together 24 descendents of German and British First World War soldiers, who, for 4 days, shared with each other often painful and moving family histories from the war. These filmed meetings and interviews form the core of this resource for schools and are combined with engaging, creative responses and interpretations of the material from 4 London secondary schools. Both can be used to inspire learning about the First World War.

This page brings together, in one place, all of the resource and archive material associated with the project. It is intended to complement the 4 main learning resources, that can be accessed via the layAR application. (see below)


'Meeting in No Man's Land' is a project devised and produced by Age Exchange, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. General background information about the project can be found on the Age Exchange website:
http://www.age-exchange.org.uk/what-we-do/arts-projects/current-projects/meeting-in-no-mans-land-2016/


MAIN RESOURCES


The 4 main learning resources have been created - using layAR augmented reality software - for use with mobile devices. This is a digital resource that can easily and simply be shared by students, teachers and educational institutions - either electronically or physically (via a printed poster or flyer). You will of course require a Wi-fi or data connection for your device.

The layAR app is FREE to download for Android and iOS @ https://get.layar.com


Once you have downloaded the software, click to enlarge the images below. Scan the image with your Smartphone or Tablet to access the digital content. The images can be downloaded and emailed to friends and colleagues or printed-out and pinned to school or classroom notice boards; the software will scan equally well from a screen or a postcard-sized printout.

We have also made the content available to view via a Vimeo channel for group/ classroom teaching:

https://vimeo.com/channels/minmllearningresources


LEARNING RESOURCE 1

Partnership school:
St. Ursula's Convent School, Greenwich



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Downloadable print version 1920 x 1358  |  1.9MB


LEARNING RESOURCE 2

Partnership school:
Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College, Brent



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Downloadable print version 1920 x 1358  |  2MB


LEARNING RESOURCE 3

Partnership school:
Langley Park School for Girls, Bromley




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Downloadable print version 1920 x 1358  |  1.9MB



LEARNING RESOURCE 4

Partnership school:
George Mitchell School, Waltham Forest




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Downloadable print version 1920 x 1358  |  1.8MB






ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


1. As an alternative, all Student Responses and their related Archive Resources are available via Vimeo channel:

https://vimeo.com/channels/minmllearningresources


* Additional Archive Resources, not in a film format, are available here:

LEARNING RESOURCE 2 - Archive Resource 2A
Letters and Poems from the collection of Robert Law - PDF 1MB

http://www.eyesociation.org/MiNML/LR2-ArcRES2A.pdf


LEARNING RESOURCE 2 - Archive Resource 2B
Images of letters from the collection of Robert Law - PDF 3.7MB

http://www.eyesociation.org/MiNML/LR2-ArcRES2B.pdf


LEARNING RESOURCE 3 - Archive Resource 1
Images of Young Soldiers - PDF 4.6MB

http://www.eyesociation.org/MiNML/LR3-ArcRES1.pdf


2. Transcript of ALL the archive material used by students to inspire their creative responses. The file is numbered so that archive resource can be easily matched with its corresponding response:

MiNML TEXTUAL RESOURCE - 22 page PDF 155KB



3. Watch the full documentary on YouTube
Duration: 1 hr  36 mins



https://youtu.be/ZtOvjVihEfA



4. Additional archival material collected throughout the project is available via 'History Pin':

https://www.historypin.org/en/first-world-war-centenary/meeting-in-no-man-s-land/







With the support and partnership of