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WWII classroom displays

Discussion in 'Primary' started by CookiesnCream, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Hi

    I start my NQT year this September in Year 4 and have two large display boards to for the first term's topic World War II. I have a good idea of children's work I may be able to display once the term gets started but not sure what I can display for the first few weeks.

    I'd be most grateful for any suggestions for a holding display.

    I'd also appreciate your thoughts on my group names associated with the topic, my initial thoughts were France, Great Britain, Germany, USA and Poland, countries involved in WWII. This would connect to an independent research task where children could find out the role of their country in the war. Good or bad idea? Do you have any better?

    Thanks in advance,

    CookiesnCream
     
  2. Hi

    I start my NQT year this September in Year 4 and have two large display boards to for the first term's topic World War II. I have a good idea of children's work I may be able to display once the term gets started but not sure what I can display for the first few weeks.

    I'd be most grateful for any suggestions for a holding display.

    I'd also appreciate your thoughts on my group names associated with the topic, my initial thoughts were France, Great Britain, Germany, USA and Poland, countries involved in WWII. This would connect to an independent research task where children could find out the role of their country in the war. Good or bad idea? Do you have any better?

    Thanks in advance,

    CookiesnCream
     
  3. hey,
    I am doing same topic and i have a mixed 4/5 class.I would think a timeline of WW2, maps of invasion pictures and info about leaders would be a good holding display. So the children can really begin to gain an understanding of the topic and also introductory lessons would cover this info so it would help to reinforce knowledge.

    Also for table names (you may be against this website as i know many are, I however think the resources are useful and i cover up the advertisement) ********** have WW2 table names with signs, along with other resources such as display banners and key words which i have laminated ready to go.
    For displays in the future Amazon also do a WW2 "kit" complete with ration book, posters etc and it is around £4.99.....worth it!
    Hope this is useful x
     
  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    I used to teach this topic and have been searching for ages trying to find the poster pack we had in school which we used for display. I think it is now out of print. I have found a poster pack at the Imperial War Museum here:
    http://www.iwmshop.org.uk/product/12810/Home_Front_Poster_Pack
    My thoughts were that you could have questions around the posters drawing attention to both life in WW2, but also propaganda/persuasive writing techniques.
    This page from The National Archives gives suggestions:
    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/lesson19.htm
    In my searching for the poster pack I came across lots of other useful sites for the topic. You may have found them already, but I'll post links here just in case:
    http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/war/campaigns.htm#mothers
    http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~pv/pv/courses/posters/posters3.html
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1257825/Keep-Mum--Shes-Not-So-Dumb-Treasure-trove-200-WWII-propaganda-posters-hammer.html
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/heroes/activities.shtml
    http://www.hants.gov.uk/rh/archives/ww2.pdf
    http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/shop/index.rhtm/141377/cat.html
    It is a great topic to do, I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

    Table Names:
    Would the Germany group feel uncomfortable?
    What about the forces? Army, Navy, Air Force, Home Guard, Merchant Navy for example.

     

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