These lesson plans explore the role played by animals in war and discuss the famous PDSA Dickin Medal awarded to animals ‘for gallantry and devotion to duty’ while serving in the Armed Forces.
Animals in War project
This self-guided project is for pupils aged between 12 and 14. It aims to help pupils understand how animals have played a part in historic warfare and how they are still being used in modern day conflicts.
This includes research on the famous PDSA Dickin Medal, which acknowledges outstanding acts of bravery displayed by animals serving with the Armed Forces.
Pupils can download the Animals in War project pack and work through it section by section.
Download the Animals in War project pack