VE Day - Teaching Resources

To commemorate VE Day on 8th May, we've put together this collection of teaching resources for you to use with your primary or secondary school students.

Highlights include:

  • A news report describing the signing of Nazi Germany’s surrender.
  • A behind the scenes look at the preperations for the country's VE Day celebrations.
  • CBBC Horrible Histories song all about VE Day.

Primary

KS2 - VE Day
video
KS2 - Britain declares war on Germany
video
KS2 - Carrie's War
audio
KS2 - The Machine Gunners
audio
KS2 - VJ Day celebrations
audio
KS2 - WW2 Clips. Nazi Germany surrenders
audio

Secondary

KS3/GCSE - World War Two
collection
GCSE - WW2: How did the British plan to celebrate VE Day?
video

Across the BBC

Newsround - VE Day: What is it, when is it and why do we remember?
Horrible Histories - WWII VE Day Song
video