The Christmas Truce

The Christmas Truce refers to the events in and around Christmas Day in 1914, during World War I, when enemies laid down their arms. They sang carols to each other and met on “no man’s land” and exchanged Christmas greetings.

Many teachers will be familiar with The Literacy Shed website which focuses on videos as a stimulus for literacy work in the classroom. One of the sections on the website is called “The Christmas Truce“. It suggests some ideas for discussion and writing activities in the classroom, based on the Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert 2014 and the Michael Foreman novel “War Game”. There are some great ideas here for some seasonal literacy activities.