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World War II Learning Path

By Cliona Brennock

History Project
13 resources in this Learning Path

1

Background to World War II

https://youtu.be/8Ku2BYMLkH4 Added: 18 Sep 2018 Contributor: Alica Manning Resource type: Audio / Video

This is a five minute YouTube animation that gives the basic background to World War II. The video contains graphics, maps and images that illustrate the position of countries, armies etc.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these people
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

2

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Politics, Conflict & Society

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

3

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these people
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
  • record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

4

World War II

https://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/ Added: 05 Nov 2019 Contributor: Orla Resource type: Project

The Ducksters website has lots of information about World War II for students and pupils. Students can read about the battles, events, leaders, and even an overview of World War II.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these people
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

5

World War II

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/history/world-war-ii/ Added: 05 Nov 2019 Contributor: Orla Resource type: Project

Information from the DK online website for the topic of World War 2. Students can search facts from categories such as the allies, rationing, children in wartime, Pearl Harbor, propaganda, the holocaust, and lots more...

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these people
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
  • record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines
JC
History

Strand: 3. The History of Europe & The Wider World

Strand unit: 4. World War I / World War II

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

6

World War 2 Information Booklet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/15875/15537.doc Added: 20 Aug 2015 Contributor: Mary Kehoe Resource type: Guide/notes / Project

Information booklet outlining how World War 2 started and other facts relating to it. Contains information about rationing, gas masks etc.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: World War I

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of these periods

Suggestions for use: For use as an information booklet to compliment a lesson on World War 2

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

7

World War 2 Website Link - Woodlands Junior School

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Britain.html Added: 20 Aug 2015 Contributor: Mary Kehoe Resource type: Guide/notes / Project

This link provides information on World War 2.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: World War I

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of these periods
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
Special Needs:

8

The Auschwitz Album

https://youtu.be/ATQp8rFXRkg Added: 18 Sep 2018 Contributor: Alica Manning Resource type: Audio / Video

The Auschwitz Album is the only surviving visual evidence of the process leading to the mass murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is a unique document and was donated to Yad Vashem by Lilly Jacob-Zelmanovic Meier.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

9

Voices of the Holocaust

http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/voices/holocaust.html Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Project

Personal testimonies from Holocaust survivors. Excellent material for project work. The testimonies are personal, individual, true stories, which describe life during the Holocaust. Well worth a visit.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Suggestions for use: An excellent resource for project work with a collection of Holocaust survivors testimonies including photos.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

10

Who was Anne Frank?

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/h...y/powerpoint/KL_WhoWasAnneFrank.ppt Added: 12 Jul 2016 Contributor: Ciara Mc Vicar Resource type: Assessment / Presentation / Project / Other / Secondary Source

Explore the life of Anne Frank through this PPT. Look into the life of Anne Frank by viewing the photographs of Anne from birth to the age 15 when she died in a concentration camp. Look at Anne Franks handwriting in her famous diary called Kitty.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Suggestions for use: Use powerpoint presentation in lesson to show your class the life of Anne Frank through photographic images.Ask pupils whether they think it was fair? How would they have reacted to this situation?

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

11

Anne Frank

https://www.annefrank.org/en/anne-frank/ Added: 04 Jul 2015 Contributor: ElmaJean McEvoy Resource type: Audio / Video / Simulation / Secondary Source

Anne Frank is a Jewish girl who has to go into hiding during World War Two to escape from the Nazis. Students can discover her story by reading her story and virtually visit the secret Annex Online where Anne Frank was in hiding for more than two years during World War II.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these people
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
JC
History

Strand: 3. The History of Europe & The Wider World

Strand unit: 4. World War I / World War II

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

12

Anne Frank Website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/annefrank/timeline.shtml Added: 12 Jul 2016 Contributor: Ciara Mc Vicar Resource type: Project / Other / Secondary Source

This website will help you research and explore the life of Anne Frank and her family during World War II. Find out what life was like for Anne and her family when they lived in the Secret Annex. Explore the timeline of events. Read her biography, watch an interview from a character who plays Ann Frank in the show,

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these people
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
  • record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Print out the timeline of events. Cut off the dates. Ask the class to reassemble the time-line into the correct order. Once the allocated time is provided, review their work by putting the time-line onto the board and walking around.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

13

The Secrets of Anne Frank's Room

http://www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home/ Added: 04 Nov 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video / Other

A fascinating insight into the photographs and posters which decorated Anne Frank's room in the secret annex during her time in hiding during the war.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Story

Suggestions for use: A fascinating insight into the photographs and posters which decorated Anne Frank's room in the secret annex during her time in hiding during the war.

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these people
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
  • record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Look at the video and talk about what it must have been like for a Jewish family under the Nazis.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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