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.
safe learning environment

Age: 5-19

Type: Teacher briefing

Subjects: PSHE, Citizenship

Create a safe and inclusive learning environment that support your pupils to explore sensitive or challenging content in engaging and safe ways.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Rules of war

Age: 14-19

Type: Lesson plan, video

Subjects: Citizenship, PSHE

Use these thought-provoking activities to help young people explore International Humanitarian Law and how it is applied in situations of armed conflict.

  • Conflict
Children in class with their hands up.

Age: 5-19

Type:

Request or download a free teaching pack which includes a guide to our resources, a pen and a poster.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Primary children drawing together.

Age: 5-19

Type:

Key dates and awareness days to help plan your lessons.

  • 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
Soldiers in the trenches in WWI.

Age: 14-19

Type: Lesson plan, video

Subjects: Citizenship, Drama, English

Learn more about World War One and what it might have been like to “go over the top” using an impactful film to explore the humanitarian impact of armed conflict.

  • Conflict
A child soldier

Age: 14-19

Type: Lesson plan

Subjects: Citizenship

Lesson plan exploring child soldiers and how some armies and militias forcibly recruit young people into armed conflict.

  • Conflict