The Second World War: D-day Operation Overlord.Quick View

The Second World War: D-day Operation Overlord.

Hook starter: As pupils enter the room the presentation will display an autonomously moving spot light to reveal a picture clue of the D-Day landings. Learning Intention and differentiated outcomes (SMSC). Pupils will work their way through several activities to achieve the lessons outcomes. 1. What was D-day? Pupils watch a short video (embedded) to introduce them to the topic. 2. Planning the invasion: Pupils work in teams to answer a series of questions in the fastest time to learn about the strategy of the day. 3. Pupils will study and listen to Eisenhower’s inspirational speech before creating their own. (Prize for best speech). 4. Pupils visit stations around the classroom to learn about one soldiers personal experience of the invasion through a study of his diary entries. 5. Pupils watch the opening scene from ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (Link provided if you do not have the DVD) As pupils watch they will complete a worksheet. Pupil’s then consolidate their judgment through watching a short video clip explaining the significance of D-day before answering a structured 8 mark exam style question to judge if overall D-day was a success or a failure. Peep Sheet provided to assist the less able pupils. Instructions and advice on how they lesson is to run can be found in the description of the presentation. Please visit my shop for more History lessons / bundles: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/morlem
morlem
Second World War - Dropping the Atomic BombsQuick View

Second World War - Dropping the Atomic Bombs

KS3/KS4 History resources: 50 mins-1 hour PP, worksheets, well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last between fifty minutes and one hour each. ***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. An ‘outstanding’ rated lesson. Contains: presentation with starter activity on Oppenheimer quote evidence collecting activity (two options - either walk around the room sources or a single source sheet that can be shared at desks between two students) two differentiated tables for collecting the evidence (or that gives more time for slower students by being partially filled in) opportunity for students to write a speech either justifying or opposing the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki two options for either self- and peer-assessment or just peer-assessment Learning Objectives: Gold: Assess the extent to which Britain and France were also responsible for the outbreak of the Second World War. Silver: Explain why he wanted to revise the Treaty of Versailles. Bronze: Describe Hitler’s foreign policy aims. Leave me a review and choose any other resource for free - just contact me via the Conversations tab.
jchistory
Causes of the Second World War (2-3 lessons)Quick View

Causes of the Second World War (2-3 lessons)

Key Question (s) : Why did the Second World War break out in 1939? Support questions : Was Hitler to blame for the Second World War? How successful was Appeasement? The main themes are the causes of the Second World War and the events between 1936 and 1939 that represented the road to war, with a focus on Appeasement in 1938. The main knowledge and understanding is provided by means of two Power Point presentations, 'The Road to War' (22 slides) and 'Appeasement' (13 slides) with YouTube clips and accompanying information sheets. Worksheets and Activity sheets are provided to cover the ability range. Assessment: an extended writing task to answer the question 'Was Hitler to blame for the Second World War?' and there are opportunities for assessing source handling skills and interpretation. Concepts: causation (long- and short-term, multi-causality, inter-connection of causes), chronology, empathy, historical significance, source analysis, interpretation; appeasement, treaty, alliance, pact, self-determination, Anschluss, lebensraum, compromise, conference, demilitarise, rearm, depression, dictator, public opinion.
Concepts16
Was Hitler to blame for the Second World War?Quick View

Was Hitler to blame for the Second World War?

Outstanding Second World War Lesson KS3, KS4 or KS5 Lesson Can be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards. Full lesson investigating whether Hitler was to blame for the Second World War Focus on challenging misconceptions and judgements about Hitler's role in causing WW2 Lesson looks at the Treaty of Versailles, Appeasement, Hitler's Foreign Policy and how far Hitler was the blame for the war - students can set up and challenge judgements made, with peer assessment and linking starter/plenary All lesson activities and resources included. Part of causes of WW2 or Second World War, Hitler's Germany topics Please see my other lessons Feedback welcome!
MrThorntonTeach
Pearl Harbour Why is Pearl Harbour a turning point in the Second World WarQuick View

Pearl Harbour Why is Pearl Harbour a turning point in the Second World War

WALT: To explain the event and discuss how it is a turning point for the war. MUST: Know what the attack on Pearl Harbour was. SHOULD: Be able to explain the attack in detail, and suggest why it happened. COULD: Begin to use the information to make a judgment of why the events of Pearl Harbour were a turning point for the Second World War.
W17
What was the Second World War like for children?Quick View

What was the Second World War like for children?

This is a detailed presentation with images and questions to fire a thirst for knowledge about World War 2. In particular this is World War 2 on the home front and the things which affected children - evacuation , rationing, air raids, the black out. Through use of questions children are challenged to imagine how the war would affect people their age. The accompanying question sheets allows them to record their understanding of events and also could be used to provoke further questions and research.
rjcarter68
GCSE Causes of the Second World War Revision PackQuick View

GCSE Causes of the Second World War Revision Pack

GCSE Origins/Causes of the Second World War - Also called The Collapse of Peace Can be used for current GCSE and new 2016 specification Grades U-A* or 1-9 Can be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards. Could even be useful for KS3 SoW Revision booklet that contains the basic information on the causes of WW2 - perfect for middle-low ability students. Perfect for revision, classroom workbooks, assessments and general teaching of the topic. Use of CRAMCUP to aid students revision Contains information on the following topics: - Hitler's Foreign Policy (Lebensraum, Communism, Treaty of Versailles, Pan Germanism) - Saar Plebiscite - Rearmament and Conscription - Remilitarisation of the Rhineland - Anschluss - Sudeten Crisis, Munich Agreement and the fall of Czech - Nazi Soviet Pact - Invasion of Poland and outbreak of WW2 Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome!
MrThorntonTeach
London and the Second World War, Edexcel (9-1)Quick View

London and the Second World War, Edexcel (9-1)

A workbook/revision guide for the historical environment study of Warfare Through Time. Made for the Edexcel 2016 GCSE history specfication. The workbook contains a lot of exam practice and skills. It is broken up into four sections in the following format: Content, comprehension then exam practice.
MrHistories
Winston Churchill and the Second World War (WW2)Quick View

Winston Churchill and the Second World War (WW2)

This is an ‘outstanding’ lesson that was devised for a performance management observation. It is aimed at Key Stage 4 and 5 students examining Winston Churchill’s personal contribution to Britain’s survival in the Second World War. It was designed for use with students who possess some background knowledge of this topic although it could be used equally successfully as an introductory lesson with those new to this subject area. It consists of three main activities and an extension task for more able, gifted and talented students. The lesson is structured around an independent source investigation that involves students studying authentic primary sources in order to develop their own evaluation of Churchill’s contribution as wartime leader. A PowerPoint presentation, primary source pack and worksheet are included, along with a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to deliver the lesson effectively. All of the lesson resources can be fully customised to meet your pupils’ learning needs.
BenSmith1
Second World WarQuick View

Second World War

10 lesson KS3 unit on the Second World War which has been fully resourced with PowerPoints, worksheets and scheme of work.
Morma
Dover Castle throughout the Second World WarQuick View

Dover Castle throughout the Second World War

An enquiry that focuses on the concept of 'change over time.' This investigation is aimed at Year 7 students. This is the 8th lesson of the enquiry which builds to a project based assessment. This lesson focuses on the development of Dover Castle throughout the Second World War.
MrHistory
The Second World War: Hitler's invasion of Russia in 1941Quick View

The Second World War: Hitler's invasion of Russia in 1941

Hitler’s invasion of Russia is a fascinating piece of history to study. Why, when one of the greatest ever military commanders Napoleon had failed, did Hitler think he could succeed? Students are posed this question and using a causal spider diagram link the reasons why invading Russia could create many problems and challenges for the Nazis. The confidence of Hitler and his Generals can be seen when analysing sources about the Nazi-Soviet Pact which clearly show Hitler believing he held the upper hand. However no study of the invasion would be complete without looking at the Battle of Stalingrad and using video footage to show the plight of all those involved. There is a choice of two differentiated tasks depending on the ability being taught; in both students decide the most important reasons for the failure and final defeat of the Wehrmacht as they categorise the examples for this. A touch of scrabble at the end asks the students to guess a key word at the end of the lesson.
PilgrimHistory
London and the Second World WarQuick View

London and the Second World War

5 excellent lessons on London and the Second World War. These lessons are linked to the new Edexcel GCSE 9-1 spec. All the resources are included and this series of lessons works well with the Pearson 'Warfare through time, c1250 - present'.
chejames
Poetry of the Second World WarQuick View

Poetry of the Second World War

This resource explores Second World War poetry in the context of war poetry as a whole. It includes an analysis of Timothy Corsellis' poem &'Dawn After the Raid&'; and writing exercises to get students writing their own poems based on Timothy's structure. The resource supports Young Poets Network&'s annual Timothy Corsellis Prize.
poetrysoc
USA: How did the Second World War impact society in America?Quick View

USA: How did the Second World War impact society in America?

This lesson looks at how WW2 impacted African Americans and Women in America. Students recap what their lives were like before the war and then investigate what happened during the war that changed their lives. The lesson includes a differentiated note taking sheet, challenge tasks throughout to stretch and challenge the top end, and an exam question with sentence starters to help students. This lesson forms a SOW for AQA America 1920- 1917 Opportunity and Inequality
j_leemosley
The Windrush and migration to the UK after the Second World War - Black History MonthQuick View

The Windrush and migration to the UK after the Second World War - Black History Month

All necessary resources included, this lesson includes a music based starter, questions on a British Pathe clip, a cart sort exercise, a structured literary task and a guided research homework task that asks them to assess the prediction they made in the plenary. The big question that students can answer following this lesson is 'Why did people migrate to Britain after the Second World War?' The lesson covers both push and pull factors and examines why Britain wanted immigrants to come in the first place. Lesson Objectives: ALL: Will be able to identify reasons why Britain wanted immigrants and why people in the West Indies wanted to emigrate MOST: Will be able to describe the push and pull factors and come to a conclusion as to why people migrated in the 1950’s SOME: Will be able to bring their ideas together to explain why so many people migrated in the 1950’s and predict what effect this might have on communities in the UK Suitable for all KS3, HA KS2 or LA KS4 All activities are differentiated and resourced, this lesson can be a standalone lesson or part of a series of lessons on either migration, race or post war recontstruction.
ruthmessenger
Second World War - RationingQuick View

Second World War - Rationing

***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. Learning outcomes: describe what rationing consisted of. assess the methods by which rationing was ‘sold’ to the people of Britain. assess the relative significance of different aspects of the Home Front to people’s lives Lesson features differentiated learning objectives, a well-paced starter, main and plenary, and a focal on source evaluation, including the analysis of sources designed to encourage rationing. Lesson ties together series of three lessons on the Blitz, evacuation and rationing by asking students to compare the relative impact of these three events on Britain using Partington's model of historical significance.
jchistory
Second World War - Lesson 2- Causes of the Second World WarQuick View

Second World War - Lesson 2- Causes of the Second World War

2 resources which examine all the causes of the Second World War including the Treaty of Versailles, failure of the League of Nations, appeasement, German rearmament, remilitarisation of the Rhineland, Anschluss, Munich agreement, Nazi-Soviet pact, etc.
Morma
Dunkirk - A Second World War StoryQuick View

Dunkirk - A Second World War Story

This activity is taken from MY UNCLE'S DUNKIRK by Mick Manning and Brita Granström (published by Franklin Watts in association with the Imperial War Museum). It explores the events at Dunkirk by comparing a holiday beach scene with a war zone. There is opportunity for plenty of cross curricular work, including history, geography and PSHE, as well as two worksheets to support the Pupils Writing Targets at Y 2, 3, 4 and 5.
HachetteSchools
Children in the Second World WarQuick View

Children in the Second World War

We studied Goodnight, Mr Tom (the film and the book), topic books and artefacts relating to what it was like to be a child during World War II. The children wrote short diaries about what it would be like to be an evacuee or to be in an air raid during the Blitz. They used the recount genre with descriptive language, and demonstrated empathy with children in World War II.
NuffieldHistory
SECOND WORLD WAR DIARY 1941Quick View

SECOND WORLD WAR DIARY 1941

Diary of a young housewife coping with wartime rationing and shortages. She gives birth and then starts to bring up her newborn baby. Her husband who is in a reserved occupation helps with firewatching and joins the Homeguard. The diary truly gives a flavour of the period with daily housework and shopping and the meals she prepared.
saffronmaggie