World War 2

Children on the Home Front.

Workshop length: 1 hour
Suitable for: KS1 – 2

Discover what life was like for children in Folkestone during WW2, including rationing, air raids and evacuation. Using original WW2 artefacts, oral history memories, photos, evacuee letters and bomb maps.
During the workshop, you can:
• Examine original documents and images
• Handle WW2 objects
• Pack an evacuee suitcase
• Make a gas mask box and evacuee’s label
• Discover WW2 rationing and recipes

Pre-visit: Create a WW2 timeline
Post-visit: As an evacuee, pupils can write a letter home describing what life is like to be an evacuee with drawings. Alternatively, the class can interview a local elderly person who remembers the war and ask them about their experiences which they can then use to create
National curriculum links:
History (Local History)
• Pupils learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
• Pupils will identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods
• Pupils will learn about events beyond living memory
KS2 – 3
• Pupils will make a local history study
• Pupils will make a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends their chronological knowledge beyond 1066
• A significant turning point in British history (World War 2)

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