Delve into memories of world war two, evacuation, the home front, rationing, the war leaders. There's even support for a History or Literacy topic on Anne Frank's diary.
A great WW2 history where players can train to be a pilot in the Squadron 303 in the RAF.
Hitler, Churchill and Chamberlain are mentioned here. Along with many others from History, also includes Martin Luther King.
Astonishing sound archive that covers everything from Churchill and Chamberlain, to a teacher describing to their class how to put on a gas mask (surely that beats teaching PSHCE.) What a perfect internet resource.
Suitable text for children and lots of useful images on a range of war-based topics.
A great site with plenty of artefacts to investigate. The letters home section is useful to support Literacy units.
Choose what you would pack in a suitcase using this drag and drop activity. Fantastic resource. Please be patient as the resource takes time to load and requires the flash plugin.
Read about the personal experiences of children evacuated. Good for comparing experiences.
There were some super pieces of primary evidence that we found really interesting on this site, like personal letters and the like. Great as a resource for teachers to use. You'll need to sift a little though. Worth every bit!
A fantastic collection of short videos including spies, home life, empire, evacuation and heroes and villains! A great site which is simple and easy to use and navigate. One of our favourites.
Ratining, women at war, music, children at war and propaganda are the main sections to this wonderful site.
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A short and accessible few sentences about each ww2 leader. Includes: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Dwight David Eisenhower, Hirohito, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman. Suitable for KS2.
A teriffic site which deals with women at war, spies, evacuation, bombing of Britain, Empire home front, everyday life and preparations for war.
Propaganda posters, more suitable for KS2 aged children.
A record of experiences in text form recorded on the web for you to view.
A number of WW2 related images, as well as some from WW1.
Tracks important issues through newspaper stories and letters from imaginary readers. Lots of pictures support this website.
A fabulous array of resources to use in lessons including online resources, worksheets and lots more. Fantastic.
Some interesting facts about air raid shelters including the Stockport air raid shelter which was built by the council to protect local people during air raids.
Posters created by the red cross to encourage support. A range of these are provided from 1915 to 2004. May also suit Britain since 1948.
An insight into how Scottish people coped in war time. You take on the role of a Nazi spy in this mission to report back on what life was really like in Scotland during the war.
StoryVault features more than 200 video stories ranging from the Blitz to the fall of the Berlin Wall. There are accounts of everyday life and life in Prisoner of War camps.
Teachers will find plenty here - just need to find a suitable clip before the lesson. Really clear high-quality clips.
A rich array of videos, texts, audio files to liven up the most dry of any world war two lesson. This requires a number of plug ins.
Wow! A fantastic site with photos, audio and video. Captivating audio and video recollections of rationing, air raids and more. This is another superb resource from e2bn.
We likes the way this was written with extended information about the leaders from WW2. Ideal for KS2. Includes information on: A short and accessible few sentences about each ww2 leader. Includes: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman.
Nothing flashy, but a good plenary for a lesson on leaders of ww2 for KS2.
There are so many sources for you to explore - we suggest that the teacher picks stories - as presenting children with the site may be overwhelming. Here's a sample. Bombing and the Blitz The Blitz [2,911 stories] V-1s and V-2s [424 stories] Air Raids and Other Bombing [3,145 stories] Anderson Shelters [72 stories] Working Life Land Army [225 stories] Reserved Occupations [199 stories] Nursing and Medicine [193 stories] Working Through War [1,331 stories] Domestic Life Childhood and Evacuation [14,336 stories] Family Life [3,203 stories] Rationing [1,295 stories] Love in Wartime [630 stories] International Friendships [419 stories] Arts, Entertainment and Media [205 stories] Volunteer Organisations Home Guard [292 stories] Air Raid Precautions [181 stories] Fire Duty [137 stories] Women's Volunteer Groups [21 stories] Conscientious Objectors [36 stories]
Really excellent collection of illustrated recipes from the period where (the site maintains) 'Surprisingly, it ... saw people eating a more healthy diet than many eat today.' Includes recipes for toad-in-the-hole, golden slices and potato floddies!
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