Soldiers from the Caribbean in the First World War

This lesson is about West Indian Soldiers during the First World War. It provides students with information about the history of the West Indies and its relationship with Britain and the First World War. It allows students to practise reading and learn vocabulary related to the war. 


Troops of the West Indies Regiment cleaning their rifles on the Albert - Amiens road, September 1916. © IWM (Q 1201)

Topic: The role and lives of Afro-Caribbean soldiers during the First World War

Level: B1

Time: 60 minutes


To develop students’ ability to read for gist and specific information
To give practice of speaking about war, diversity and politics


  • PowerPoint Presentation 
  • Student worksheets 
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