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Virtual Cemetery

New Education Resource for First World War Centenary

CWGC Flat Iron Copse Cemetery, France

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has launch a new education resource to help teachers engage students in the Centenary of the First World War.

Virtual Cemetery is an online, interactive tool for the classroom, and is packed with thought-provoking activities for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils studying Citizenship, History and Religious Studies.

The website includes videos and image galleries, perfect for lesson starter activities, which introduces teachers and students to the history of the CWGC, the cemeteries and memorials we care for around the globe, and the people we commemorate. Virtual Cemetery uses the CWGC's work as a springboard to a much larger debate about the Centenary and how the servicemen and women of the First World War should be remembered. It also includes a teacher's section with curriculum notes, lesson plans and classroom activities.


  • Flat Iron Copse Cemetery, France. Credit: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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