The book edition used for the resources: Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books Published: 01 August 2004 Format: Paperback 192 pages ISBN 13: 9780007150076 ISBN 10: 0007150075
Action-packed resources for the novel including:
1. Propaganda in the Village
A series of tasks which looks at how propaganda affects those left at home and those on the front line alike. More importantly, it analyses the effects propaganda creates. Life in the village is never the same again.
2. Relationship Connections
The battle lines are drawn! A worksheet which traces all the connections between family, friends and authority and the importance they carry.
Using the poppy as a starting point, a worksheet which traces the novel's connections to how we remember WWI. Includes an analysis of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's poem, 'In Flander's Fields'.
An in-depth look using 'Private Peaceful' as a starting point at what shell shock was, what the symptoms were and how it was treated at the start of the 20th century. Includes symbol analysis, close reading and a series of empathy tasks.
Using the conventions of structure, students must rearrange the parts of the novel then reflect on the book's effectiveness.
6. Tommo and Charlie's Changing Relationship
A colour-coding activity which charts the brothers' relationship throughout the book while Tommo counts down until the morning of his brother's execution.
7. WWI Word Find
A handy end-of-unit revision word-find.