Contemporary history (1901 – Present Day) teaching resources: Second World War

Resources and ideas for history, contemporary history (1901 – present day), second world war, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

History timeline for display - easily adapted

History timeline for display - easily adapted

Goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day. Use MS Word to adapt it. I have added the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages to the updated version. As well as the first public railway in 1825, England winning the World Cup in 1966 and the 2012 Olympics.

By MrColleyMaths

Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain

Powerpoint explaining the background to the battle of Britain and prioritising card sort activity

By leighbee23

The Blitz

The Blitz

Powerpoint covers background on the Blitz with descriptive writing task. Also a handout that has primary source accounts from people that experienced the Blitz. Other two sheets are worksheets that cover information on the Blitz with source based questions for students to make inferences from

By leighbee23

Rise of Hitler

Rise of Hitler

Intro lesson about Adolf Hitler's early life pupils can design a facebook page based on his early life and rise to power to gain a brief insight into Hitler. The lesson also then covers the factors that enabled the Nazi party to secure more votes and Hitler to rise to power with worksheets to supportIdeal for KS3 students

By leighbee23

Nazi Propaganda

Nazi Propaganda

Nazi Germany lesson analysing Nazi propaganda, includes a detailed worksheet and a paired task exploring forms of propaganda the Nazi party used. This can be used to link to how propaganda helped the Nazis maintain control.Also includes a task discussing the features of propaganda posters on the powerpoint to go through with the whole class and then an activity worksheet to facilitate the development of this independently This resource has been adapted since earlier reviews

By leighbee23

Warsaw ghetto

Warsaw ghetto

A variety of resources on the Warsaw ghetto during the holocaust- this lesson includes 2 lessons, one on the conditions in the ghetto and the other on the uprising.Lesson 1 on everyday life in the ghetto alongside various images and a worksheet with lots of information for students about the ghetto. I use this lesson alongside clips from the film the pianist. Lesson 2 is a lesson focused on the Warsaw uprising to illustrate Jewish resistance with a powerpoint and worksheet. There is also a good starter activity linked to case studies showing Jewish resistance. This resource is good to link into Jewish resistance so they are not seen as just victims.

By leighbee23

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg

A powerpoint and 2 worksheets with questions and tasks to explain the German WW2 tactic of BlitzkriegIn addition the powerpoint contains information of the stages of Blitzkrieg alongside two activites- one which is a persuasive officer report and the second a spy task to describe the effects of Blitzkrieg

By leighbee23

Atomic Bomb- Hiroshima

Atomic Bomb- Hiroshima

Lesson on the dropping of the Atomic bomb- the powerpoint includes why, what happened and the impact. Activity sheet focuses on the effects using a card sort. The other worksheet contains primary source accounts of the effects of the bomb worksheet.

By leighbee23

The Holocaust (final Solution)

The Holocaust (final Solution)

Lesson based on the final solution using primary sources from survivor testimonies. This lesson enables you to make pupils aware of the human face of the holocaust and discuss the testimonies to understand not only what the holocaust was but also the different stages of the final solution.

By leighbee23

Breaking Enigma

Breaking Enigma

This lesson looks at the breaking of the Enigma code and its effect on WWII

By EmmyCD

Holocaust SOW

Holocaust SOW

Complete SOW for Year 9. 7 whole lessons, complete with worksheets, homework and an assessment. Inspired by others, created to hopefully save people a bit of time!

By Josujin

New AQA GCSE Germany 1890-1945 SOW Part 2/3

New AQA GCSE Germany 1890-1945 SOW Part 2/3

Lessons 7-14 of the new AQA GCSE unit on Germany. All lessons come fully resourced with powerpoints and other useful sources and key words lists. This is specifically tailored to following the Oxford AQA GCSE textbook (see cover image).Lesson 7 - interpretations (mini assessment from book)Lesson 8 - Weimar Recovery after 1923 (the Golden Years)Lesson 9 - The Wall Street Crash and Great DepressionLesson 10 - The Growth of the Nazi PartyLesson 11 - Who voted for the Nazis and Hitler becoming ChancellorLesson 12 - Eliminating OppositionLesson 13 - The Night of the Long KnivesLesson 14 - Work and Bread

By brosser24

The Home Front in World War 2: Evacuation

The Home Front in World War 2: Evacuation

This is a complete lesson, designed for Key Stage 3, on evacuation in Britain during World War 2. - Lots of opportunity for thought and discussion, reading and recording- Activities throughout- Hyperlinked videos- Source analysis- Homework task

By MrTHistory

GCSE/ALEVEL: NAZI GERMANY PROPAGANDA POWERPOINT

GCSE/ALEVEL: NAZI GERMANY PROPAGANDA POWERPOINT

A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION COVERING 50 SLIDES WITH A VARIETY OF QUOTES AND IMAGES LOOKING AT THE USE OF PROPAGANDE IN NAZI GERMANY. FILM, ARCHITECTURE, SPORT AND THE PRESS ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS LOOKED AT. SUITABLE FOR A LEVEL AND GCSE.

By hlw1066

GCSE: WEIMAR REPUBLIC: SUCCESSFUL BETWEEN 1924-1929? CARD SORTING ACTIVITY.

GCSE: WEIMAR REPUBLIC: SUCCESSFUL BETWEEN 1924-1929? CARD SORTING ACTIVITY.

A simple activity to analyse the success of the Weimar Republic 1924-1929. Pupils are encouraged to think thematically and group the cards in to three themes and then split the themes into groups which identify whether the years were a success or not. They can then order the cards within these themed groups into chronological order. Takes about twenty minutes.

By hlw1066

World War 2: The German Blitzkrieg

World War 2: The German Blitzkrieg

World War 2: The German BlitzkriegComplete lesson on the German Blitzkrieg at the beginning of World War 2.- Starter activity showing map of German successes - Think, pair, share and questioning opportunity- Contextual information - class reading and recording- Animated map and quiz questions to complete alongside- World War 2 in colour documentary, with task and chance for class discussion- Differentiated reading - students then use this to complete an activity- Plenary

By MrTHistory

The Home Front in World War 2: Rationing

The Home Front in World War 2: Rationing

Complete lesson on rationing during World War 2, designed for Key Stage 3.- This lesson is clear and informative A number of activities are included, with reading and hyperlinked videos throughout.

By MrTHistory

Unit 1 Revision booklet

Unit 1 Revision booklet

Activities based on AQA (B) Unit 1 covering the topics: Peacemaking, Origins of WW2, Origins of the Cold War

By Lucrich

New AQA GCSE Germany 1890-1945 SOW Part 1/3

New AQA GCSE Germany 1890-1945 SOW Part 1/3

Lessons 1-6 of the new AQA GCSE unit on Germany. All lessons come fully resourced with powerpoints and other useful sources and key words lists. This is specifically tailored to following the Oxford AQA GCSE textbook (see cover image).Lesson 1 - timelineLesson 2 - What was Germany like before the First World WarLesson 3 - Germany and the First World WarLesson 4 - What was the Weimar Republic?Lesson 5 - Year of CrisesLesson 6 - Hitler and the Munich Putsch

By brosser24