World War 2
Captain Harry Avery of the Royal Navy
Britain during the second world war and daily life on the homefront.
Lots of materials to handle and learn from including period posters, reation books, cookery books, newspapers what to do in an air raid and lots more
There are two ways of learning. Either with a static table based workshop [see the Victorian section for an example]. Or with the teacher specifying what areas they wish the class to cover. Examples of which can be seen below.
Topics Childrens Activity
1. Events that led up to the war Children work on understanding the chronology and events
that led to the war. Using information cards they place
them in the correct position to show how the war started.
2. Supplies, food and rationing Captain Avery talks about how the Royal Navy had to
protect the Merchant Navy as supplies were brought from
around the world to keep Britain in the war. replica Ration
Books are examined, the children work out how to eat well
during rationing, use props to work out health diets and
perhaps even make some rationing food! Learn the
importance of 'Dig for Victory'
3. Everyone can help win the war! Watch out for German spies!,
Learn how to identify the enemies planes.
How to help the war effort and the people fighting.
Whats make do and mend.
Help from our friends overseas.
4. Keeping safe What's it like to be an evacuee, make evacuee labels,
Where do you think you would go? write an evacuee diary
What to do in an air raid
5. Can we still have fun? What toys did children have and what games did they play
during the war