Conflict and its consequences

Our free teaching resources look at the impact of conflict and help young people to understand the laws which help to protect people in conflict zones.

Explore conflict and its consequences with our free lesson plans, ideal for History and Citizenship teachers.

Get primary and secondary teaching ideas about:

  • past and present-day conflicts, such as World War One or the conflict in Syria
  • the rules of war and what constitutes a violation of International Humanitarian Law
  • the humanitarian impact of conflict, and what it might be like to live in a war zone
  • how people like aid workers, child soldiers and prisoners of war are affected by conflict.
First World War Volunteers

Age: 11 - 16

Type: Teaching package

Subjects: Citizenship, History

Teaching package of activities using the unique British Red Cross digitised volunteer archive and photographs, case studies and letters from the war.

  • Conflict
Children in class with their hands up.

Age: 5-19

Type: Teaching guide

Subjects: Cross-curricular

A teaching pack which includes a guide to our resources and posters for primary and secondary schools.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
A group of teenage girls bully another girl.

Age: 11-16

Type: Teaching briefing, activities

Subjects: Citizenship

Consider how to defuse tension and reduce conflict in difficult situations.

  • Conflict