History KS2: World War Two

Using archive video and images from the Imperial War Museum, as well as first-person testimony from veterans and eye-witnesses, this series of short films offers a comprehensive overview of World War Two for primary schools.

These short films are suitable for teaching history at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd Level in Scotland.

They could also be incorporated into cross-curricular learning as they cover a variety of subjects including:

  • Design and Technology
  • Maths
  • Geography
  • English
  • Art
  • Physical Education

Created in partnership with Imperial War Museums.

World War Two - Teacher Guide
document
Britain declares war on Germany
video
Rationing in the UK
video
Geography of World War Two
video
How propaganda was used during World War Two
video
The Blitz
video
The Battle of Britain and beyond
video
Machines of the military
video
D-Day
video
Codebreaking during World War Two
video
VE Day
video
World War Two archive clips
collection
Imperial War Museums - Resources for schools