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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The Home Front, 1939 -1945
These outstanding resources have been designed to help students studying the Home Front during the Second World War. They are suitable for the full range of ability and should take between 9 to 10 hours of curriculum time to complete. Each lesson comes with a fully editable worksheet and PowerPoint, which includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, information slides, historical sources, tasks, activities, links to video clips, thinking skills and active learning exercises. These resources have been repeatedly tested on the front line in the classroom and have been improved based upon best practice over 26 years. For more information, please click on each resource. You can purchase them individually, but by buying them as a bundle you will have over 29%.
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