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Take a View on the Army

Take a View on the Army

Last updated: 8 June 2016

Age group: 11-14 years old
Subject areas: Citizenship, PSHE, History, English

These engaging and topical Citizenship-based learning resources help develop critical thinking about the role of the British Army and the impact it has on society, both in Britain and the wider world. From a neutral and balanced standpoint, they provide engaging film content and debate ideas to help students form and deconstruct their own opinions and those of others.

Full video: Take a view on the Army

Full video: Take a view on the Army

Use this thought-provoking film to trigger discussion. You can watch in full or explore it chapter by chapter using the clips below.

For ideas and advice to support lesson delivery, download our teacher notes (2.2MB)

Chapter 1: Take a view on the Army's role

Chapter 1: Take a view on the Army's role

This chapter explores what the Army does and why, from fighting in sometimes contentious conflicts to the specialist support and skills it can provide.

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Chapter 2: Take a view on soldiers

Chapter 2: Take a view on soldiers

This chapter takes a look at the real people performing a soldier's tasks, their reasons for joining and the lasting impact it can have on their lives.

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Chapter 3: Take a view on society's relationship with the Army

Chapter 3: Take a view on society's relationship with the Army

This chapter considers society's opinions of the Army, its operations and the soldiers who serve in it, and how and why society's attitudes fluctuate.

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