In this unique resource, students have the opportunity to study the real scenarios facing the allied commanders between 1939 and 1945. Playing the role of the British Prime Minister, the decisions they make could change the whole direction of the war!
The activity pack contains more than 10 historically accurate and detailed scenarios which play out one after the other. They include; The German invasion of Poland, the battle of France, the battle of Norway, the German and Italian invasion of Greece, the Dieppe Raid, Operation Torch, the battle of El Alamein and D Day. Students will go wherever their decisions take them with more than 45 different paths. They will pick up leadership points along the way and at the end, decide who was the best wartime leader! As a teacher, you can finish the process by looking at what really happened.
The activity supports historical enquiry by asking students to make decisions whilst providing the context around each event.
Teaching suggestion -
Print a number of copies of each sheet (perhaps print A5 to reduce printing costs!)
Place "all the 1's" together in one pile at the front of room, all the 2's, all the 3's and so on. You can distribute appropriate sheets from there.
Give students scenario 1 in groups. Students can move on whenever they make each decision. If they win/lose the war half way through, they can still carry on through all the other decisions.
Create a leadership points table on the board to kee track of how each team is doing and create an element of competition.
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I got my students to play this and they were so engaged and motivated by it, they wanted to create their own version. My only issue is that there is no paperwork for option 1C in the file. I had to remove that as an option from the game as there was nothing to give the students if they selected that.
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This was absolutly amazing, it has good detail as well as being fun for students to use!
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