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How did Germans change their mind about British Indian soldiers during the First World War?

Learning objective
; to infer how people in the past from one culture changed their attitude towards soldiers from another culture.

Learning outcomes pupils will have;

  • discussed how Germans saw themselves in 1914
  • Inferred from sources and historical detail how Germans change their attitudes towards British Indian soldiers during the course of the First World War
  • Participated in debate about why Germans changed their minds about British Indian soldiers during the course of the First World War.

This lesson could contribute to teaching about British Values where pupils are required to learn about mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. Its methodology also supports the aims of character education in considering the varying attitudes of Indian soldiers through pedagogy that encourages autonomy and reflection. This lesson also supports the teaching of citizenship, in particular “to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments”

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