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World War II

World War II

World War II by Scoilnet

The Blitz, Ann Frank, Rationing .. Investigate what happened during the War.



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Anne Frank & the Holocaust

What was it like to have lived during World War II (1939-1945)? What did people eat? What did they wear? What happened the Jewish people?

World War II

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primar...rld_at_war/teachers_resources.shtml Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

A series of lesson plans and worksheets to investigate how war affected people's everyday lives during World War II and to understand what it would feel like to be a child during this time.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Suggestions for use: Lesson Plans based on World War II using the resources recommended. Topics investigated include Home Life, Rationing and Evacuation.

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Suggestions for use: Lesson Plans based on World War II using the resources recommended. Topics investigated include Home Life, Rationing and Evacuation.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Evacuees: Children during World War II

http://www.history.org.uk/resources/primary_resource_3816.html Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Series of three lessons on the effects of World War II on the lives of children. Find out about the experiences and feelings of evacuees from a range of information sources.

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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: Series of three lessons on the effects of World War II on the lives of children. Find out about the experiences and feelings of evacuees from a range of information sources.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Children in the Ghetto

http://ghetto.galim.org.il/eng/ Added: 22 Mar 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Examines life during the Holocaust from the viewpoint of children who lived in the ghetto. Includes teachers sections on the challenges of teaching the Holocaust. Highly visual. Good for IWB.

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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: Use this site to explore the lives of children in a period of trouble, eg World War II. It is a perfect site for lessons on the Holocaust - not an easy topic! Very good on IWB.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Life during World War II

http://www.iwm.org.uk/upload/package/20/lifeinww2/index.htm Added: 30 Nov 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation

Explore this online resource that looks at life during the Second World War.

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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: Explore this online resource that looks at life during the Second World War.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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World War II Timeline

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm Added: 12 Mar 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Secondary Source

A timeline that covers all the major developments in Europe in the period 1920-1945 with a particular emphasis on the events of WWII. Lots of text links and photos.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
History

Strand: Later Modern Europe

Strand unit: 3 Dictatorship 1920-1945

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Suggestions for use: A comprehensive time line with photos and text of all major events from 1918 to 1943.

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Suggestions for use: A comprehensive time line with photos and text of all major events from 1918 to 1943.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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BBC Radio Clips of World War 2.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/hi...ry/worldwar2audioclipslibrary.shtml Added: 12 Nov 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan / Primary Source

Explore eyewitness accounts, the sounds and speeches broadcasted by the BBC radio during World War 2. Special emphasis is made on the lives of children during evacuation of London during the Blitz.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Suggestions for use: Explore eyewitness accounts, the sounds and speeches broadcasted by the BBC radio during World War 2.

SC
History

Strand: Later Modern Europe

Strand unit: 3 Dictatorship 1920-1945

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

Interactive Battle of the Atlantic: Can you get your Convoy to Safety?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldw...wo/launch_gms_battle_atlantic.shtml Added: 29 Oct 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Interactive Game - and you are in charge of the safety of a convoy of ships in the North Atlantic. You must use all your skills to avoid the German U-Boats.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Suggestions for use: Interactive Game, where you are in charge of the safety of a convoy of ships in the North Atlantic.

JC
History

Strand: International Relations 20cen

Suggestions for use: An exciting and instructive animation which allows individual students to take a virtual part in submarine warfare.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Leadup to World War II: Penalty Kick Style Quiz

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/games/penaltyshootout/worldwarii.htm Added: 27 Oct 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Interactive fun Penalty Kick quiz where you must choose a Goalkeeper and see if you can score a penalty by answering multiple choice questions! Test your knowledge and accuracy skills!

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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: Interactive fun Penalty Kick quiz where you must choose a Goalkeeper and see if you can score a penalty by answering multiple choice questions!

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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World War II Movies.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldw...wwtwo/launch_ani_wwtwo_movies.shtml Added: 01 Aug 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Primary Source

A series of movies telling the stories of some of those caught up in the devastating events of World War Two.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
History

Strand: International Relations 20cen

Strand: Later Modern Europe

Strand unit: 3 Dictatorship 1920-1945

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

World War 2: Interactive Quiz

http://www.activehistory.co.uk/fling/quizzes/yr9_ww2/quiz.htm Added: 27 Oct 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Interactive fun quiz where you must create an image of your teacher, then answer multiple-choice questions in order to build a catapult to sling your teacher through the air!

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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: Interactive fun quiz where you must create an image of your teacher, then answer multiple-choice questions in order to build a catapult to sling your teacher through the air!

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

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:

Children in the Ghetto

http://ghetto.galim.org.il/eng/ Added: 22 Mar 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Examines life during the Holocaust from the viewpoint of children who lived in the ghetto. Includes teachers sections on the challenges of teaching the Holocaust. Highly visual. Good for IWB.

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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: Use this site to explore the lives of children in a period of trouble, eg World War II. It is a perfect site for lessons on the Holocaust - not an easy topic! Very good on IWB.

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

Anne Frank: One of Hundreds of Thousands

http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=373 Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Drawing upon the online archives of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, these lessons help students to put the events described by Anne Frank into historical perspective, and also serves as a broad overview of the Nazi conquest of Europe during World War II.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Story

Suggestions for use: This series of lesson plans helps students put Anne Frank in a historical context.


Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life during World War II

Suggestions for use: This series of lesson plans helps students put Anne Frank in a historical context.

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Myths & Legends

Suggestions for use: This series of lesson plans helps students put Anne Frank in a historical context.

JC
History

Strand: International Relations 20cen

Suggestions for use: Teachers may choose from both lesson plans and relevant web-links to provide a historical framework for the Anne Frank story.

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

Anne Frank Online

http://www.annefrank.com Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

A very interesting account of Anne Frank's life story and the Holocaust in Holland. Read excerpts from her diary and view a photo scrapbook.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Story

Suggestions for use: A very interesting account of Anne Frank's life story and the Holocaust in Holland.

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

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:

World Book Web

World War II

By the time it was over, World War II had involved nearly every part of the world and between 35 and 55 million people had lost their lives . . .


Anne Frank

This article tells us about Anne Franks life during World War II.


Adolf Hitler

An article and short video about Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. 


D-day

The term D-day was used widely during World War  II and is a secret date for a military event.

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