An excellent webpage on Recruitment is found on BBC history
BBC WWI website
There is an excellent interactive map of the Schlieffen Plan here.
An excellent page on Trench warfare from the bbc can be found here
Richard Holmes documentaries – part 1 on the Western Front
About 12 minutes in there is a good segment (roughly 8-10 mins) on the role of the machine gun illustrating the significance of mechanised warfare.
A good documentary about the war of movement at the beginning of the war from a series on WWI (lasts 50 mins)
The British Soldier’s Equipment in 1914
German soldiers going to war and at war
Soldiers of Empire
The Our Story mini series is powerful but contains strong language and – inevitably – violence that may not be suitable for year 9.
Our World War – episode 1
Our World War – episode 2
Our World War – episode 3
The BBC has an interactive 20 minute segment – concerning the attack on High Wood during the Somme which would be excellent for use in class but for the swearing. It can be found here.
Russel Tarr provides links to a wide range of sources about differencing explanations for the outbreak of WWI, and other questions arising out of Britain’s entry into the war, including, should Britain have stayed out, and should history teachers use the television programme Blackadder in their teaching of the war.