Recruitment and conscription

Recruitment and conscription workshop
Analyse recruitment posters from the Museum's collection and multimedia recreations of First World War parliamentary debates to explore the history of Army recruitment and conscription.

Can you identify how Army recruitment techniques have changed through time?

Using historic recruitment posters and recreations of real House of Commons debates from 1916, learners will explore the history of Army recruitment and conscription with a strong focus on the First World War.

Through interpreting historic documents and images, learners will analyse the key messages and debates from these primary sources and consider whether it is right for your country to make you fight.

This unique workshop provides learners with the opportunity to debate complex issues with reason, evidence, and respect.

This session is 60 minutes long.

The session includes:

  • Use of tablet computers
  • Videos using real scripts from parliamentary debates
  • Archival materials 
  • Historic images
  • Group presentation
  • Group working and curation task
  • Peer-to-peer learning 
  • Gallery visit and related trails (optional)

Curriculum areas:

  • History
  • Citizenship
  • Politics

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"First time @NAM_London today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought the presentation & interpretation made the subject accessible..."