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Learning Resource - Australia in the Second World War

Australia in the Second World War

KS3 & 4Second World War
Although there was not as much enthusiasm in Australia for the Second World War as there had been for the First World War, many Australians fought for Britain between 1939 and 1945. They were deployed mainly in the Middle East and the Far East. Many were Prisoners of War in the Far East after the Fall of Singapore in 1942. The other place synonymous with Australians during the Second World War is the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea.
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Australia in the Second World War
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Learning Resource - Berlin Memorials to the Second World War and the Holocaust

Berlin Memorials to the Second World War and the Holocaust

KS3 & 4Second World War
Berlin is a city that is packed full of memorials, some, like the Stumbling Stones or Stolpersteine are small and unassuming, others, such at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, cannot be avoided. The history of the city can be unpicked by viewing and considering the history of the memorials contained within it. The focus of a visit to Berlin could be on the nature of memorialisation or on the history that the memorials reveal, or a combination of these approaches.
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Berlin Memorials to the Second World War and the Holocaust
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Learning Resource - Berlin, Nuremberg and the Nazis

Berlin, Nuremberg and the Nazis

KS3 & 4Second World War
Berlin is a key site for investigating the rule of the Nazis in Germany. By combining the visit to Berlin with one to Nuremberg, students can start to understand both the scale of the Nazi takeover and planning for the future of the Third Reich and also gain some insight into the small scale human experience for ordinary Germans of the Nazi Regime. The Nazis chose Nuremberg as the site for their enormous Party Rally Grounds to emphasise the link between the Nazis and the medieval foundation of Germany.
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Berlin, Nuremberg and the Nazis
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Learning Resource - Canada

Canada

KS3 & 4Second World War
Canada’s entry into the Second World War was by no means a certainty. The scars of the First World War, in which 60,000 Canadians had been killed and over 172,000 wounded, were still very fresh. The ‘Great War’ had also left Canada saddled with huge debts and the Great Depression of the 1930s ravaged the economy further - in September 1939, over 400,000 Canadians were unemployed.
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Canada
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Learning Resource - D-Day

D-Day

KS3 & 4Second World War
It was early morning on 6 June 1944. Franz Gockel, a nineteen-year-old German machine-gunner, looked out through the slit in his concrete pillbox in Normandy. On the horizon, in the English Channel, he saw thousands of enemy ships. His stomach churned. This was what he had been dreading. This was the largest invasion force in history. This was D-Day.
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D-Day
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Learning Resource - D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

KS3 & 4Second World War
D-Day is one of the most significant events of the Second World War. A visit to the Normandy Beaches encourages pupils to investigate and recognise the enormous problems that the Allies faced in mounting this operation, and is a great route in to broader topics within the Second World War
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D-Day and the Battle for Normandy
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Learning Resource - D-Day Armada

D-Day Armada

KS3 & 4Second World War
At dawn on D-Day, Allied bombers began their air attack on the German defences in Normandy. This was followed by a massive bombardment from the Allied warships. Some of the Allied naval guns were huge weapons that fired shells weighing more than a ton across ten miles of open sea. For the soldiers packed into the landing crafts the noise was deafening.
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D-Day Armada
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Learning Resource - D-Day Beach Landings

D-Day Beach Landings

KS3 & 4Second World War
The success of the D-Day operation depended on careful preparation. While factories in Britain worked round the clock to produce the huge quantities of weapons, ammunition and equipment needed by the invasion forces, a wide variety of specialists contributed their unique skills and knowledge.
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D-Day Beach Landings
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Learnign Resource - D-Day Pegasus Bridge and the Airborne Landings

D-Day Pegasus Bridge and the Airborne Landings

KS3 & 4Second World War
The first British troops to land in Normandy during D-Day were men of D Company, 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Part of the 6th British Airborne Division, they were tasked with preventing German reinforcements reaching the beaches by securing the bridges across the River Orne and the Caen canal at Benouville.
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D-Day Pegasus Bridge and the Airborne Landings
Itineraries
Learning Resource - Germany and the Second World War

Germany and the Second World War

KS3 & 4Second World War
Germany is easily accessible, easy to get around, and full of sites of historical significance in the study of the Second World War, including many memorials, museums, and historic buildings. Many cities still also wear visible scars of the events of the Second World War, whether in shrapnel covered walls, or rebuilt city-scapes.
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Germany and the Second World War
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Learning Resource - How did children experience the Second World War?

How did children experience the Second World War?

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Many British children were evacuated from their homes in the city to the country during the Second World War. This experience affected the whole family who has already seen the father leave home to fight in the war. This enquiry follows the story of one boy who was evacuated to enable children to learn about what evacuation was like for some children.
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How did children experience the Second World War?
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AirSpace Aircraft NameTrail

IWM Duxford: AirSpace Aircraft Name Trail

KS2First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
All aircraft have some form of identification usually letters and numbers such VC 10 and BAC111 but most also have a name.
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IWM Duxford: AirSpace Aircraft Name Trail
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AirSpace Interactives Guide

IWM Duxford: AirSpace Interactives Guide

KS1First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
Guide to Interactives in AirSpace at IWM Duxford
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IWM Duxford: AirSpace Interactives Guide
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AirSpace Trail

IWM Duxford: AirSpace Trail

KS2First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
Follow the trail on the plan and try to answer as many questions as possible.
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IWM Duxford: AirSpace Trail
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IWM Duxford: ARP Warden

IWM Duxford: ARP Warden

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on role-play. An ARP warden explains what to do in an air-raid.
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IWM Duxford: ARP Warden
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IWM Duxford Second World War Battle of Britain Highlights Trail

IWM Duxford: Battle of Britain Highlights Trail

KS3Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Battle of Britain Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford Second World War Battle of Britain Highlights

IWM Duxford: Battle of Britain Highlights Trail

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Battle of Britain Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford: Britain since 1930

IWM Duxford: Britain since 1930

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on using artefacts and other souces of evidence.
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IWM Duxford: Britain since 1930
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IWM Duxford: Changing Times

IWM Duxford: Changing Times

KS1Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on introducing an understanding of recent history using familiar objects and everyday situations.
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IWM Duxford: Changing Times
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IWM Duxford Second World War D-Day Highlights

IWM Duxford: D-Day Highlights Trail

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: D-Day Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford Second World War D-Day Highlights

IWM Duxford: D-Day Highlights Trail

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: D-Day Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford: History Detectives KS2

IWM Duxford: History Detectives

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on using artefacts to develop observational and deductive skills in pupils.
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IWM Duxford: History Detectives
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IWM Duxford: Keep the home fires burning KS2

IWM Duxford: Keep the Home Fires Burning

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on role-play. Edie Biggs, a London housewife, talks about 'doing her bit' on the home front.
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IWM Duxford: Keep the Home Fires Burning
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Second World War Land Warfare Highlights Trail

IWM Duxford: Land Warfare Highlights Trail

KS3Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Land Warfare Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford Second World War Land Warfare Highlights

IWM Duxford: Land Warfare Highlights Trail

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Land Warfare Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford: Learning from Artefacts

IWM Duxford: Learning from Artefacts

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on using artefacts to organise ideas.
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IWM Duxford: Learning from Artefacts
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IWM Duxford: Meet Bunty the Billeting Officer

IWM Duxford: Meet Bunty the Billeting Officer

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on role-play. A billeting officer gives information how to be safe during an evacuation.
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IWM Duxford: Meet Bunty the Billeting Officer
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IWM Duxford: People's stories D-Day KS2 and 3

IWM Duxford: People's Stories - D-Day

KS2 & 3Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on helping pupils develop a sense of empathy with individuals caught up in war and conflict.
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IWM Duxford: People's Stories - D-Day
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IWM Duxford: Mission Lancaster KS2

IWM Duxford: People's Stories - Mission Lancaster

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on helping pupils develop a sense of empathy with individuals caught up in war and conflict.
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IWM Duxford: People's Stories - Mission Lancaster
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IWM Duxford: Put that light out

IWM Duxford: Put That Light Out!

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on the function of Civil Defence during the Second World War.
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IWM Duxford: Put That Light Out!
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Remembrance Highlights Trail

IWM Duxford: Remembrance Highlights Trail

KS1First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
Self-directed resource for teachers visiting IWM Duxford.
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IWM Duxford: Remembrance Highlights Trail
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Remembrance Student Activity Sheets

IWM Duxford: Remembrance Student Activity Sheets

KS1First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
Self-directed resource for teachers visiting IWM Duxford.
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IWM Duxford: Remembrance Student Activity Sheets
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IWM Duxford Remembrance Teachers' Notes

IWM Duxford: Remembrance Teachers' Notes

KS1First World WarSecond World WarPost-1945 ConflictsIWM Duxford
Self-directed resource for teachers visiting IWM Duxford.
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IWM Duxford: Remembrance Teachers' Notes
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IWM Duxford Second World War Aerial Warfare Highlights

IWM Duxford: Second World War Aerial Warfare Highlights Trail

KS3Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Second World War Aerial Warfare Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford Second World War Aerial Warfare Highlights

IWM Duxford: Second World War Aerial Warfare Highlights Trail

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Second World War Aerial Warfare Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford Second World War Home Front Highlights Trail

IWM Duxford: Second World War Home Front Highlights Trail

KS3Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Second World War Home Front Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford Second World War Home Front Highlights

IWM Duxford: Second World War Home Front Highlights Trail

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Second World War Home Front Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford Second World War Student Activity Sheets

IWM Duxford: Second World War Student Activity Sheets

KS3Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Second World War Student Activity Sheets
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IWM Duxford Second World War Student Activity Sheets

IWM Duxford: Second World War Student Activity Sheets

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Second World War Student Activity Sheets
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Second World War Student Activity Sheets

IWM Duxford: Second World War Student Activity Sheets Interpreting Evidence

KS4Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Second World War Student Activity Sheets Interpreting Evidence
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IWM Duxford Second World War Teachers Notes Sheets

IWM Duxford: Second World War Teacher's Notes

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Second World War Teacher's Notes
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IWM Duxford Second World War Teachers' Notes

IWM Duxford: Second World War Teachers' Notes

KS3Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Second World War Teachers' Notes
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IWM Duxford Second World War Women at War Highlights Trail

IWM Duxford: Second World War Women at War Highlights Trail

KS3Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: Second World War Women at War Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford: Toys and Games KS1

IWM Duxford: Toys and Games

KS1Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on 'hands-on' exploration of toys, games and books with very little reading required.
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IWM Duxford: Toys and Games
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IWM Duxford Second World War War at Sea Highlights

IWM Duxford: War at Sea Highlights Trail

KS3Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: War at Sea Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford Second World War War at Sea Highlights

IWM Duxford: War at Sea Highlights Trail

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
Some particular things to look for and suggested activities to achieve some of the learning outcomes.
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IWM Duxford: War at Sea Highlights Trail
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IWM Duxford: Wartime Christmas KS2

IWM Duxford: Wartime Christmas

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on how Christmas was celebrated during the war years.
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IWM Duxford: Wartime Christmas
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IWM Duxford: Wartime Classroom KS2

IWM Duxford: Wartime Classroom

KS2Second World WarIWM Duxford
A teaching activity for IWM Duxford focusing on wartime classroom role-play as evacuees during the Second World War.
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IWM Duxford: Wartime Classroom
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IWM North Blitz Trail

IWM North: Blitz Trail

KS2Second World WarIWM North
A teaching activity for IWM North focusing on the home front during the Second World War and the Blitz.
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IWM North: Blitz Trail
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IWM North IWM North: Children on the Move Trail

IWM North: Children on the Move Trail

KS2Second World WarIWM North
A teaching activity for IWM North focusing on the home front during the Second World War and evacuees.
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IWM North: Children on the Move Trail
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IWM North Rationing Trail

IWM North: Rationing Trail

KS2Second World WarIWM North
A teaching activity for IWM North focusing on rationing during the Second World War.
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IWM North: Rationing Trail
Historical Notes
Learning Resource - Japan

Japan

KS3 & 4Second World War
On 7 December 1941, the ‘Greater East Asia War’ began. Japanese aircraft, launched from aircraft carriers, made a surprise attack on the base of the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By knocking the Fleet out, Japan hoped to ensure a short war. At the same time, Japanese troops invaded Malaya and Thailand. In less than three months, Japan conquered Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore, most of Burma, and threatened India.
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Japan
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Learning Resource - Japan and the Atomic Bomb

Japan and the Atomic Bomb

KS3 & 4Second World War
The Second World War ended in Europe with the surrender of Germany in May 1945. But in the Pacific and in the Far East fighting between Allied and Japanese forces continued. Increasingly heavy bombing raids on Japan from the summer of 1944 did not seem to be having any effect on Japan’s commitment to the war. The atomic bomb, then being developed, was now regarded as the fastest way to end the war with the minimum loss of Allied lives.
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Japan and the Atomic Bomb
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Learning Resource - Malta

Malta

KS3 & 4Second World War
Malta was poorly defended in 1940 when Italy joined the war. France had fallen, the Germans were threatening to invade, and the Battle of Britain was about to begin. Britain’s troops and modern aircraft were badly needed at home. Malta was left with fewer than 4,000 soldiers and only five weeks supplies for its population of 300,000.
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Malta
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Learning Resource - Monte Cassino

Monte Cassino

KS3 & 4Second World War
After their successes against German and Italian forces in North Africa, the Allies could look optimistically towards Europe. At the Casablanca and Trident Conferences in January and May 1943, the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and President Franklin D Roosevelt of the United States, met to discuss Allied strategy for the invasion of Europe. Crucial to this strategy would be the invasion of Italy, and the Battle for Monte Cassino.
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Monte Cassino
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Learning Resource - Monte Cassino

Monte Cassino: a gamble worth taking?

KS3Second World War
The battle at Monte Cassino is a neglected part of the Second World War, often overshadowed by the D-Day landings. This resource allows pupils to look at Monte Cassino and judge it on its merits, encouraging them to assess the achievements of the soldiers fighting in this battle and to decide whether, in the course of the Second World War, it was a gamble worth taking.
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Monte Cassino: a gamble worth taking?
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Learning Resource - New Zealand

New Zealand

KS3 & 4Second World War
On 5 September 1939, two days after Britain declared war on Nazi Germany, New Zealand’s prime minister, Joseph Savage, made a broadcast declaring support for the United Kingdom: ‘Where she goes, we go. Where she stands, we stand.’
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New Zealand
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Learning Resource - Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden

KS3 & 4Second World War
German forces invaded and occupied the Netherlands in May 1940. The country remained occupied for most of the Second World War with the Dutch government in exile in Great Britain, until being liberated by the Allies in spring 1945. Operation Market Garden was the first step in this process - to capture bridges over the River Rhine and eventually progress towards Germany's industrial heartland, the Ruhr.
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Operation Market Garden
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Learning Resource - Spanish Civil War

Spanish Civil War

KS3 & 4Second World War
In the aftermath of the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, the National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief was able to persuade the British Government to agree to receive evacuated children from the Basque region. Many children returned to Spain when it was safe to do so but around 250 remained in Britain and have made their lives in the UK. But, what effect has their evacuation from their homeland had on their lives?
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Spanish Civil War
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Learning Resource - Thailand Burma Death Railway

Thailand Burma Death Railway

KS3 & 4Second World War
The Thailand-Burma- ‘Death’ Railway has come to symbolise Japanese treatment of Allied prisoners of war in the Far East. Between late 1942 and 1945, over 60,000 British, Commonwealth and Dutch prisoners worked on the project, in the most appalling conditions. 16,000 of them perished.
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Thailand Burma Death Railway
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Learning Resource - The Fall of Singapore

The Fall of Singapore

KS3 & 4Second World War
Singapore was the location of what many regard as Britain’s worst ever military defeat, and certainly the worst defeat of the British military in the Second World War. After the surrender to the Japanese, 80,000 soldiers were taken into captivity and sent to Prisoner of War camps across the Far East. The local population of Singapore was treated brutally by the Japanese, with many tortured and killed.
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The Fall of Singapore
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Learnign Resource - The Second World War People of Britain

The Second World War People of Britain

KS3 & 4Second World War
The Second World War had a massive effect on the people of Britain for many different reasons. Whole families were affected by conscription and evacuation and, of course, the threat from bombing and gas were ever present. Many women went out to work to support the war effort in the UK. But what kind of impact did the Second World War have on the people of Britain. Was it short or long term, positive or negative?
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The Second World War People of Britain
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Learning Resource - USA

USA

KS3 & 4Second World War
The United States was propelled into the Second World War rather than joining the fight of its own will. America had traditionally pursued a policy of isolationism and during the inter-war years had not been the power on the international stage that it is today.
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USA
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Learning Resource - Warsaw and the Second World War

Warsaw and the Second World War

KS3 & 4Second World War
Warsaw is a fascinating city which allows for the study of a variety of themes and topics related to the Second World War, as well as insights into life in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. The itinerary suggestions included here focus on the Second World War history of the city, and particularly two crucial events within this period, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of spring 1943 which was the largest single revolt by Jews during the Holocaust, and the Warsaw Uprising of August 1944, an effort by Poles in the city to defeat and repel their Nazi occupiers and impose self-governance.
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Warsaw and the Second World War
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Learning Resource - Warsaw in the Second World War

Warsaw in the Second World War

KS3 & 4Second World War
By the summer of 1944, the Warsaw Home Army believed its chance to achieve self-rule was at hand: the tide of war in Europe had changed and the Germans were losing. By that time the Soviet Union had abandoned its pact with Hitler and allied itself with Britain and the USA against Germany. American and British forces were pushing the German army back from France and Italy. Nearer to Warsaw, the Soviet Red Army was forcing the Germans to retreat from its conquests in the east.
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Warsaw in the Second World War
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Learning Resource - Medals and Memorials

What can medals and memorials tell us about the Second World War?

KS3Second World War
Students know a lot about the Second World War but much of this knowledge comes from books and/or teaching. This enquiry teaches them to look in unexpected places for information and how to interrogate medals and memorials to find out about the Second World War.
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What can medals and memorials tell us about the Second World War?
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Learning Resource - What was Impact of SWW on People of Britain

What was the impact of the Second World War on the people of Britain?

KS2Second World War
Many campaign posters were designed and displayed in Britain during the Second World War. They can tell us a lot about the impact of the Second World War on the people of Britain. This resource encourages pupils to interrogate historical sources and to draw out of them information which can then be discussed and used in a display.
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What was the impact of the Second World War on the people of Britain?
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Learnign Resource - Why did some children come to Britain from Germany in 1938?

Why did some children come to Britain from Germany in 1938?

KS2Second World War
Many British children were evacuated from towns and cities to the safety of the country. There were also children from Germany who were evacuated to Britain to escape the situation in Nazi Germany. This resource enables pupils to investigate the reasons for this evacuation and what happened to some of the children that came to Britain as part of the Kindertransport.
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Why did some children come to Britain from Germany in 1938?
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Learning Resource - William Rose

Why did William Rose travel to Japan in 1999?

KS3Second World War
William Rose is an ordinary man who found himself in extraordinary circumstances as a prisoner of war of the Japanese during the Second World War. Mr Rose’s experience during the Second World War was once again brought to the forefront of this life when, in 1999, his son married a Japanese woman. This event led to a remarkable visit to Japan and a reconciliation with the people of the country that had treated him so badly. This resource enables pupils to investigate his story.
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Why did William Rose travel to Japan in 1999?
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Learning Resource - Hiroshima

Why is Hiroshima so Important?

KS3Second World War
The dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945 undoubtedly ended the Second World War, ensuring that Japan surrendered. There are other reasons why Hiroshima was an important event for the history of the 20th century and this resource aims to allow pupils to investigate the other reasons why Hiroshima was so important.
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Why is Hiroshima so Important?
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Learning Resources - Why is Mr Rose extraordinary

Why is Mr Rose Extraordinary?

KS2Second World War
William Rose is an ex-Far East Prisoner of War. He was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore in 1942 and was imprisoned in camps in Japan until the end of the War. His story can be used to teach pupils about the War in the Far East as well as addressing issues of forgiveness and reconciliation. By building up the story using a variety of source, pupils are investigating what happened for themselves.
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Why is Mr Rose Extraordinary?
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Learning Resource - Eric Adie

Why was a British man building a railway in Thailand?

KS3Second World War
Whilst most young people are well aware of the Second World War in Europe, they may not be so familiar with what happened to British (and other) troops in the Far East. This ‘History Mystery’ aims to introduce pupils to one man’s story of being a Far East Prisoner of War, in order to raise their awareness of the Second World War as a global war.
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Why was a British man building a railway in Thailand?
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Learning Resource - D-Day

Why was D-Day Successful?

KS3Second World War
D-Day is one of the most significant events of the Second World War. This enquiry encourages pupils to investigate and recognise the enormous problems that the Allies faced and think of their own solutions, before analysing how these problems were overcome.
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Why was the Second World War a World War?

KS2Second World War
Often the Second World War is only seen in terms of what happened in Europe. This activity aims to introduce pupils to the idea that the War was fought in many different arenas and was also fought by many different nationalities from all over the world.
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Why was the Second World War a World War?