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Caring on the Home Front - Volunteer memories from World War Two


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History teaching 7-11 yrs


Key Stage 2 and its equivalents in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The following project packs are relevant:

Project Pack 1 – Time Detectives: War and Children

Project Pack 2 – Changing Roles

Project Pack 3 – Surviving the Blitz

These three project areas cover the following National Curriculum programmes of study and QCA schemes of work. There is a summary in each project pack.

Programmes of study

During key stage 2 pupils learn about significant people, events and places from both the recent and more distant past. They learn about change and continuity in their own area, in Britain and in other parts of the world. They look at history in a variety of ways, for example from political, economic, technological and scientific, social, religious, cultural or aesthetic perspectives. They use different sources of information to help them investigate the past both in depth and in overview, using dates and historical vocabulary to describe events, people and developments. They also learn that the past can be represented and interpreted in different ways.

Knowledge, skills and understanding

Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past

Caring on the Home Front can help pupils:

Historical interpretation and enquiry

Caring on the Home Front can help pupils:

Organisation and communication

Caring on the Home Front encourages pupils to:

Breadth of study

Britain since 1930: A study of the impact of the Second World War or social and technological changes that have taken place since 1930, on the lives of men, women and children from different sections of society.

Impact of the Second World War

Impact of social and technological changes

Schemes of Work

Unit 09: What was it like for children in the Second World War?