The War Memorial

Visit the museum at Brimstone Hill and learn more about the military contribution of Kittitians in the World Wars,  

Visit www.firstworldwar.com and look for the posters  that were designed to recruit in the British colonies.  How effective do you think they were?

How did the posters. in general,  attempt to recruit men for the armed forces?

Look in the photograph section of this web site and find out what animals were involved in the WW1.

Go to http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O129-Caribbeanatwar.html and find out where the USA and the United Kingdom had bases in the Caribbean during the WW2.  What were they trying to protect?

the adventure of Sgt. J. E. Alves described in the Bulletin of the 25th Nov 1943 is just one of many heroic and not so heroic incidents that occurred during WW2.  Visit the National Archives and search the newspaper collection for more war stories.

Look through the newspapers at the National Archives to find out what affect WW2 had on St. Kitts and the Caribbean.

Visit http://www.mgtrust.org/car2.htm and  http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/colonies_colonials_01.shtml  to find out about the contribution of the Caribbean in WW2.  Do you know of anyone who was in the armed forces in that war?  Write down what information you can collect on their experience.

Kittitians have been involved in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years.  Find out about their reasons for enlisting.
 

Other Teaching Points

Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

What volunteer organisations are linked to the Catholic Church in St. Kitts?  What does each do? Who were the last three Catholic parish priests of Basseterre?  Where were they from? Was a Kittitian.. read more

The Circus and the Berkeley Memorial

Name the streets leading from the Berkeley Memorial. In what directions do they point?     Which Bank is located in the Circus?  Find out where the other banks in St. Kitts have their offices.. read more

College Street

What is a debenture?   There are warning signs in College Street.  Where are they posted and what do they say?   A bus from Monkey Hill just let you out in College Street . .. read more

The Court House

Find images of planters and merchants of the late eighteenth century or early 19 th century.     What would have brought planters and merchants to the court house?   What do you kn.. read more

Archibald Paull Burt

Why was Archibald Paull Burt not allowed to be Chief Justice in St. Kitts?   Think of the time period when he lived. (1810 -1879).   What is a cause célèbre?   After reading this biog.. read more

Sir Maurice Davis

What is a Seventh Standard Certificate?   Who was Joaquin Farara?   What is his claim to fame in St. Kitts?   In which constituency did Davis run as a candidate of the PPM... read more

Sir Clement Malone

One of the cases which Malone as a barrister tried and lost was that of James Drew who was accused of throwing Elizabeth “Queeny” Nolan into a well and leaving her for dead.   Drew was convicted and sentenced to.. read more

Government Headquarters

Government affects the lives of citizens in many ways. Think of ways in which government policy affects the following individuals: A home owner A senior citizen A teenager A small business owner A consumer A parent A tou.. read more

The Governor General

Imagine you were a youth in 1969 and you hear that for the first time a Kittitian was going to hold the post of Governor.  How do you think you and your friends would have felt about it?   The following is a br.. read more

Rev John Duport

Imagine you are John Duport faced with a group of boys carrying weapons, write a paragraph  (max. 200 words) explaining how you felt about the incident.   In class discuss Duport’s response to the chi.. read more

St. Barnabas Chapel

The image is from Andreas Vesalius De Corporis Humani Fabrica Libri Septem (Basel Johannes Oporinus, 1543) You can read more about Vesalius at  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/vesalius_bio.html.. read more

Bishop Daniel Davis

Find out  about the involvement of St. Christopher in the propaganda of the Abolitionists.   Two of the major abolitionists lived in St. Kitts.  What was their involvement in this struggle?.. read more

St. George's Anglican Church

Who is the current Archdeacon of St. George’s?    Who is the current Bishop of Antigua?   Read Strings and Pipe: the story of the building of the organ in the parish Church of St... read more

Basil Henderson

Basil Henderson was a great organizer.  He tried to find ways of helping his country and the various communities around St. Kitts.  What would you like to do for your community and/or your country?.. read more

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