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
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
Why were children evacuated during the Second World War?Quick View

Why were children evacuated during the Second World War?

WALT: To understand evacuation through the examination and comparison of two sources. MUST: Know how to use a Source to learn about Evacuation. SHOULD: Be able examine two Source against a set criteria. COULD: Use the criteria to write an analysis of two source which compare them to create a judgement of which is the most useful for understanding evacuation.
W17
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 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.
morlem
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
The Second World War: Hitler's Rise to Power. Quick View

The Second World War: Hitler's Rise to Power.

Hook starter: As pupils enter the room the presentation will display an autonomously moving spot light to reveal a picture clue of Hitler. Learning Intention and differentiated outcomes (SMSC). Pupils will discuss what they already know about Hitler before watching a short video (embedded & link provided) about Hitler's life. Pupils can then add and consolidate any new information learnt. Pupils' will then compete in teams in a literacy relay activity to identify the various factors which enabled Hitler to rise to power. Pupils' will then collate their answers and arrange the factors into order of significance before forming personal judgement regarding which they believe to be the most important reason Hitler to come to power. Pupil's then consolidate their judgment through answering a structured 8 mark exam style question. If time I then ask my pupils to peer assess with WW / EBI. Instructions and advice on how they lesson is to run can be found in the description of the presentation. Additionally I have included a source evidence Homework piece and a differentiated more / less able version of the literacy relay activity. Many thanks.
morlem
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
The Second World War: Adolf Hitler, man or monster?Quick View

The Second World War: Adolf Hitler, man or monster?

This lesson is an introduction to Hitler which can be used either at key stage 3 or 4. It aims to challenge preconceptions and assumptions that Hitler was a monster from birth, determined to commit mass murder and genocide. His early life from his parents, schooling, his move to Vienna and his life as a soldier are scrutinised as students have many opportunities to make judgements which are ultimately challenged by the end. The lesson includes a lot of visual evidence (such as Hitler’s propaganda posters) and well as video evidence of his life as a boy. There is a differentiated research activity in which there is a chance for students to conduct their own independent investigations before reporting their final conclusions to the class. This lesson would also be ideal for a non specialist.
Pilgrim17
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
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
Second World War - EvacuationQuick View

Second World War - Evacuation

***SALE*** - this resource is on sale at a reduced price. Learning outcomes: describe what evacuation was and explain why it was so important assess the typical experiences of an evacuee and their hosts Lesson features differentiated learning objectives, a well-paced starter, main and plenary, and a focal on source evaluation, including the analysis of a source designed to encourage evacuation.
jchistory
Reading Comprehension World War IIQuick View

Reading Comprehension World War II

An original three-part story covering recount genres: first person narration / diary entry / letter telling the story of how two children's evacuation to the countryside yields hidden secrets. In three chapters, Golden Skies has accompanying comprehension questions and sample answers. It has been designed to help fortify pupils in the key skills of reading, as well as to be an exciting story. Golden Skies can also be used to support literacy learning in recount genres as well as the development of grammar skills through analysis. This unit of work should last at least one week and is suitable for upper key stage 2 children.
stoneywebs
World War II Comprehension BundleQuick View

World War II Comprehension Bundle

Five wonderful texts (novels and non-fiction) and comprehensions from classic authors including: John Boyne, Anne Frank, Michelle Magorian and Morris Gleitzman...Each text offers a different insight into the war e.g. Jewish perspective, British evacuee, a son of the Nazi SS officer, All comprehension focus on two reading assessment domains 2B (retrieval questions) and 2D (inference) questions and trademark flashcards with key words and phrases.
benserghin
World War Two Unit of WorkQuick View

World War Two Unit of Work

Complete Unit of Work for WW2. Full 18 lessons which include slides, worksheets and homework activities. Each lesson differentiated for mixed ability. Leave a review and choose any resource for FREE! Visit my SHOP for many more great resources
humanitiesbox
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.
FranklinWatts
Second World War Handouts: VariousQuick View

Second World War Handouts: Various

A collection of handouts to aid your delivery of the Second World War. Includes: 1 War in Europe Map 2 Map of Japan and the Pacific 3 Holocaust Source & Question sheet (contains a moderate image which some may find uncomfortable) 4 Normandy Landings Map 5 Atomic Bomb Arguments for and Against Source Sheet 6 Nazi Germany Wordsearch
IQResources
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