World War II- Environments
Information, comprehension and writing activities on World War II
The World War II subject area has been divided into 5 topics. For each topic, there is a talking information environment where sentences can be built up in the document, spoken as they are inserted, and eventually printed. This is followed by two comprehension activities, a structured writing activity and a word bank for students writing from the computer.
Available in a symbolised format or text only format.
There are five topics and each topic has six activities:
- Listen and Copy
- True or False
World War II
These activities cover an overview of World War II which include information about key dates and people, allies, battles and the aftermath.
World War II Blitz
These activities explore the meaning of the word 'Blitz', the bomb targets, how people coped and had to live during the Blitz and the aftermath.
World War II Children
These activities focus on the effects of World War II on British children, dealing with the changes in family life and education, and the process of evacuation.
World War II East
These activities look at the Eastern world during World War II, primarily focusing on Japan's role, including: invasions, bombings, alliances, prisoners of war, technology, fighting conditions and the eventual atomic bombings which lead to the end of the war.
World War II Homes
These activities look at the changing conditions of life at home during World War II, including: men and women's roles, Government rationing and schemes such as 'Make do and mend' and 'Dig for victory'.