The Home Front – Revision Exercise

The Home Front in the First World War – Revision Exercise

The Home Front in the First World War. GCSE courses often cover this area of history. The Home Front during the First World War covers any domestic (at home) issues. In particular the impact of the war on daily life at home, in the case of this page the United Kingdom. Rationing, Recruitment, Peoples Attitudes toward the war and Censorship are among the things that need to be considered. Below is a straightforward revision exercise on the Home Front during the First World War.

Why are some of the letters big and red?

There’s a lot to remember on this course, so use anything you can to help simplify things. One easy way of condensing the information into memorable chunks is to use mneumonics. These can be used when the first letter(s) of related words spell out another word. So, for example, The Defence of the Realm Act, becomes DORA. Some of these mnemonics are so common that the exam board use them – DORA is probably the best example of that.

Defence of the Realm Act

Part 1:Key Content

Use these mneumonics to refresh your memory. Your projects (if you are one of my students) should cover all of the items noted below.


Attitudes to the war


Defence Of the Realm Act

Submarine Warfare – impact of



Throle owomen

Part Two: Revision Diagram

It’s all good and well knowing ThRoWCARDSORT and DORA but what do they actually mean? You need to be able to use these mnuemonics as prompts to knowledge. The next exercise asks you to revise the content that you have studied so far. In class we will work through this fairly quickly, as you SHOULD be able to provide 4 or 5 ideas for each topic that is covered in the revision diagram on the next page.

Click here to go to the Revision Diagram.

Part Three: Matching exercises – simple but time limited (30 seconds each)

Match-up Quiz 1

Match-up Quiz 2

Comparison: The Impact of the First World War on Germany

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