This six minute video imagines how World War One would have been recorded and remembered if the men and women who fought and endured it had possessed 21st century technology.
Based on a collection of letters written by a young infantryman called David Tindal, the film converts them into tweets accompanied by still photographs and video.
tWWItter was given two awards by the Imperial War Museum and aims to make World War One accessible to primary and secondary youngsters by telling a story in a medium with which they are familiar.
We believe tWWItter can inspire all sorts of activities in schools, and to get classrooms started we have created some Key Stage 2 and 3/4 teaching resources which can be downloaded here as PDFs for printing.
KS2: lesson plan for World War One
KS2: World War One recruitment posters
KS3: lesson plan for World War One
KS3: World War One recruitment posters worksheet
KS3: recruitment posters support sheet
KS2/3/4: Creative writing - Letter to David
KS2/3/4: Creative writing - A soldier's messages home
KS2/3/4: Creative writing - A nurse's messages home
KS2/3/4: Facsimile of David Tindal's letter of November 1915
KS4: Reading and discussion - War and truth page 1
KS4: Reading and discussion - War and truth page 2
KS4: Reading and discussion - War and truth page 3