The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources. Freely available to the public as well as the educational community, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive is a significant resource for studying the First World War and the literature it inspired. The Great War Archive was highly commended at the Times Higher Educational Awards 2008 for 'Outstanding ICT Initiative'
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WWI BattlefieldsElizabeth Gaskell CollectionThe Library holds the world’s most important collection of literary manuscripts by Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), including the only complete manuscript of one of her novels (Wives and Daughters) and her celebrated biography of her friend Charlotte Brontë. Her archive also contains nearly 400 letters from notable figures – including Brontë, Charles Dickens, Thomas Carlyle, George Eliot, John Ruskin and many more – some of which were sent to Gaskell herself and some which she acquired for her own autograph collection. In addition there are artefacts (such as Gaskell’s inkstand) and famous portraits. Two related collections also contain significant Gaskelliana: the Jamison Family Archive, and the papers of Gaskell scholar and collector J.G. Sharps. Material from all of these collections has been digitised, along with some items which remain in the possession of Gaskell’s descendants.
10 Resources for World Book DayWorld Book Day takes place this week, on Thursday 1st March 2012. Here are 10 great resources / sites that can help you if you’re planning to run lots of great book-themed activities in your classroom: 1) World Book Day – The official site is bursting with resources, videos and events that you can get involved in. You will also be able to watch authors and illustrators live online during World Book Day itself! 2) World Book Day App – The official app has exclusive new short stories from Malorie Blackman, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Higson, Anthony Horowitz and many other authors. 3) Social Media – You can also follow what is happening before, during and after World Book Day with the official World Book Day Facebook and Twitter pages. 4) Teaching Library - Our Teaching Library site has lesson ideas, videos and resources linked to lots of popular children’s books. 5) Primary Resources has a large collection of resources for particular books too. 8 ) Signed Stories is one of my favourite sites.
Move Him Into The SunDigital Collection - NZYou are here: Home > Digital Collection > Wars & conflict Heritage Digital Collection Home The Canterbury Aviation (N.Z.) A brief history by Henry Wigram recounting the beginnings of the Canterbury Aviation Company. The Canterbury (New Zealand) Aviation Co. Details of services and training offered by the company following World War I. Christchurch War Memorial: Bridge of Remembrance The history and symbolic features of the Bridge of Remembrance opened By Viscount Jellicoe of Scapa, on Armistice Day, November 11, 1924. City of Christchurch, N.Z. : peace celebrations Programme of Christchurch peace celebrations, held on 19-21 July 1919 to mark the end of World War I. Cecil Malthus: World War I papers [letters, telegrams, documents] A collection of Malthus letters has been digitised and made available online by Christchurch City Libraries. Diggers’ poems A small collection of poems by returned soldiers published after World War I. Ephemera A selection of public notices. Gallipoli papers H.H. The Kiwi
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Five apps to simplify your writing projectsWriting projects can be daunting -- which often leads to procrastination and sub-par work. Here are some tools that can improve the process (and the results). As a writer, I am always on the lookout for tools to help make my craft easier. Let's see what we have. Note: This list is also available as a photo gallery. 1: Writer's Cafe Writer's Cafe (Figure A) is a sort of Swiss Army Knife for writers. Figure A Writer's Cafe 2: Scrivener Often considered the best-in-breed, Scrivener (Figure B) is a complete writing studio that allows you to collect research, order your ideas, outline and structure your document, and view your research alongside your work, among other things. Figure B Scrivener 3: Labyrinth Labyrinth (Figure C) is one of the easiest-to-use mind-mapping apps you will ever find. Figure C Labyrinth 4: Scribus If you are the DIY-type author, you need to do yourself a favor and look into Scribus (Figure D). Figure D Scribus 5: Bibus Figure E Bibus Other suggestions?
Dominic Hibberd on Wilfred Owen | Voices Education ProjectThe Life of Wilfred Owen What sort of background did Owen come from? Wilfred Owen came from a lower middle class background. Wilfred Owen's mother was a very pious evangelical, and I think the father was probably also more religious than is generally believed. This is an interesting point. I think that neither Owen nor anybody else born into the lower middle class in England at that time was entirely comfortable in their skin. Everything in his life adds up to his poetry, it all reappears in the poetry somehow. Did Owen have a direction that he was heading in, or was he sort of lost? Owen was a committed poet from his late teens onwards. What happened when the war started? When the war broke out, Owen was working as a tutor in France for a family in the Pyrenees. As the war went on, he returned to England and began to feel the pressure of the recruiting campaign, and he realized that he really ought to have joined the army like everybody else. Owen's Regiment First, he was in that dugout.