History KS3 / GCSE: World War Two with Dan Snow

Historian and presenter Dan Snow introduces some of his favourite clips from the BBC archive, perfect for exploring World War Two with your class.

These short films are split into two categories - The Home Front and The Holocaust.

They're suitable for teaching KS3 and KS4/GCSE history in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 history in Scotland.

Highlights include:

  • Andrew Marr looks at the treatment of Italian immigrants in Britain
  • Larry Lamb investigates the use of fake news by Britain during World War Two
  • Neil Oliver examines the plans made by Britain to prepare for a possible German invasion
  • The story of Anka, who survived Auschwitz and gave birth to a daughter, Eva.

The Home Front

Treatment of immigrants in Britain during World War Two
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How did RAF tactics defeat Germany in the Battle of Britain?
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How did Britain use fake news in World War Two?
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How did Britain prepare for a German invasion in World War Two?
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The Holocaust

These short films contain scenes which viewers may find upsetting. The films are intended for classroom use but teacher review is recommended prior to watching with your pupils. You know best the limit of your pupils, and BBC Teach does not accept any responsibility for pupil distress.

What does Rudolph Höss' evidence tell us about Auschwitz?
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What were conditions like at Auschwitz?
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How did Auschwitz expand?
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How did the use of gas chambers develop in the Holocaust?
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What happened in the gas chambers at Auschwitz?
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How did a pregnant woman survive the Holocaust?
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