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20 October 2014
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Heroes of the Home Front - Teacher's Pack

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The resources available here encourage children to connect with 'living history' through first-hand stories about life on the Home Front during the war.

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Key learning objectives include:

  • Interview technique and practice
  • Internet research
  • Imagination through role-play and activities

Through utilising BBC resources such as the WW2 People's War website, the Primary History website and printable worksheets made for this resource, children's learning will be enriched and their understanding of the Home Front in the UK and further afield will be broadened.

The aim is to inspire children to upload the information they discover to the BBC Memoryshare website which will make their findings available to the public for years to come.


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Interviews and research
Students can discover primary source evidence about life on the Home Front.

Imagination and role play
Put your students in the shoes of a 1940s child and help them learn about evacuation, air raids, rationing and home life.
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Classroom activities
Printable wartime recipes, poster templates and illustrations of 1940s children.
Find first-hand wartime stories about the Home Front and audio clips.

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