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History Unit 9– What was it like for children in the second World War? 

                                         

A selection of resources to support the teaching of

                            QCA History  Unit 9: What was it like for children in the second World War?                                         

  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

WW2 timeline and introduction

(11 pages)

To learn when and where WWII took place

Pictures and statements to show the timeline of WW2.  Cut out cards to make own timeline

Leaders in WW2

(1 page)

To learn about the leaders and key events and dates of the war

Name the leaders in the photographs. Record information known about the leaders.

Speech by Neville Chamberlain

To learn about the leaders and key events and dates of the war

Speech when Neville Chamberlain declares war on Germany

The Blitz

 (3 pages)

To learn the characteristic features of the Blitz and what type of area was most likely to be affected

Cut out the pictures and the captions about the Blitz and match them

The Blitz for a family

 (2 pages)

To learn the characteristic features of the Blitz and what type of area was most likely to be affected

Story of a child’s perspective. Record the experiences  they imagine they would have gone through in the Blitz

Air raids in World War 2

(2 pages)

To locate where bombing raids took place

Some info about air raids. Locate the named cities on the map. Answer the questions about the air raids

Air raids

To hear the sound effects of air raids

Play the MP3 to hear the sounds associated with the air raids

Life in London in WW2

 (1 pages)

To learn about the effects of air raids

Answer the questions about the picture of boys in a bombed area of London

The effects of the air raids

(1 page)

To learn about the effects of air raids

Record on the columns what happened when the bombs landed and the effect they had on the people

Evacuation questions

 (1 page)

To learn about the causes of evacuation

Questions about evacuation in the Second World War

Evacuation in the Second World War

 (2 pages)

To find out about the experiences and feelings of evacuees

Info on evacuation. Questions on what to take, difficulties in adjustment, how evacuees could be helped

A letter from an evacuee

(2 pages)

To find out about the experiences and feelings of evacuees

Read the letter from an evacuee. Write own letter as if evacuee to parents

My Diary as an evacuee

 (1 page)

To communicate their learning in an organised and structured way, using appropriate terminology

Write a diary about becoming an evacuee and life thereafter

Food rationing

 (2 pages)

To learn why rationing was necessary

Questions and pictures to record about why rationing was necessary

 Rationing in World War II

To learn about the impact of rationing on the way of life of people living in England during WWII

PowerPoint show as an introduction to Rationing in World War 11

Rationing posters

 (2 pages)

To learn about the impact of rationing on the way of life of people living in England during WWII

Pictures of posters used to advise about eating, questions, make own poster.

 

Food rationing during World War II

(1 page)

To learn about the impact of rationing on the way of life of people living in England during WWII

Information about food in Britain during the war and questions to answer

Clothing rationing

(1 page)

To learn about the impact of rationing on the way of life of people living in England during WWII

Using the given number of coupons for rationing in clothes, work out which clothes you would choose.

Make do and mend

 ( 1 page)

To have  an overview of how the war affected people’s everyday lives

Explain how the different given items could be reused / recycled

What to make – food rations

 (1 page)

To learn about the restrictions on people, how they suffered during the war, their courage and resilience

Use the given rations of food to suggest meals. Work out what foods need to be grown to add to the recipes

What did children eat during WW2

(1 page)

To learn about the restrictions on people, how they suffered during the war, their courage and resilience

Recipes from WW2 for two dishes that children can make, try and compare

Music of songs from the war

To learn about experiences of the war

Goodnight sweetheart, When they sound the last all clear, Lili Marlene, Keep the home fires burning, It’s a long way to Tipperary, We’ll meet again

Songs from the War

(6 pages)

To learn about experiences of the war

Words of songs from the war to go with the music

A VE – Day party

(1 page)

To learn about experiences of the war

Record which foods and which decorations they could make for a VE – day party

The story of Anne Frank

(2 pages)

To learn about the treatment of Jewish people during the war

Anne Frank’s story. Questions to answer

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