Voices of Conscience

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This resource explores the true stories of people who have made a personal stand against war on grounds of conscience. The stories shed light on the World War I period, but are also relevant to contemporary society. They are particularly powerful because they allow ordinary people to tell their own stories, accompanied by photographs and illustrations.

Suitable for Key Stages 2 – 4, this completely bilingual resource comprises 6 short digital clips and accompanying teachers’ notes with suggestions for activities, linked to the curriculum. The video clips are available on Vimeo, and the teachers’ notes are downloadable below.

The films could be used to extend literacy skills, as part of circle time in primary schools or during PSE lessons. All stories on the DVD focus on people who lived or live in Wales, thus providing links to the Cwricwlwm Cymreig and to an understanding of Welsh history in context.

Links to Teachers' Resources:

Story 1 - imprisoned for his Conscience

Story 2 - The WWI Diary of John Oliver Watkins

Story 3 - He Refused to Fight

Story 4 - Memories of Waldo Williams

Story 5 - Gassed at the Western Front

Story 6 - A Modern Peacemaker

Links across the Curriculum

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