History KS2: An evacuee's adventure

With her family friend, Anesha retraces the journey and describes what it was like to leave home and live with a different family and attend a different school.

This short film is from the BBC series, Children of World War Two.

Teacher Notes

This short film could be combined with written sources and photographs relating to evacuees in order for pupils to complete an empathy activity.

Pupils could be asked to try to think like an evacuee, using all three sources as stimuli, and then to create a drawing or letter home as if from an evacuated child.

The outcome would be that pupils would learn some of the key aspects of evacuation from the evacuee's perspective.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching history

This topic appears in KS2 in England and Northern Ireland, Foundation Phase and KS2 in Wales and Second Level in Scotland.

More from the series: Children of World War Two

Living through the air raids
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A soldier's daughter
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