Home Front: The Home Guard - Dad's Army

This lesson on the Home Guard forms is part of a series that can be downloaded either separately or part of a discounted bundle on the Home Front. It is designed to helped students understand why the British government set up the Home Guard during the Second World War and the role in played in helped to defend the country from invasion. The lesson material is suitable for the full ability range.

When you purchase these resources you will be able to download a three page worksheet with the key information, sources and tasks, one of which includes a thinking skills review activity. In addition, you will also be able to download an accompanying PowerPoint with aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, tasks and activities as well as information slides, sources, starters, plenaries and links to relevant video clips. This is designed a full interactive and multimedia lesson.

The aims and objectives of this lesson are:

Theme: The Home Front

  • Know: Why did Britain set-up the Home Guard?
  • Understand: Why were they nick named ‘Dad’s Army?’
  • Evaluate: What role did the Home Guard play in helping Britain win the war?

WILF – What Am I Looking For?

  • Identify & describe: Why did Britain set up the Home Guard?
  • Explain: Why were they nicked named ‘Dad Army?’
  • Analyse: What role did the Home Guard play in helping Britain win the war?

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Created: May 18, 2016

Updated: Jun 17, 2018

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