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World War 2

Line of enquiry- ‘How long ago was World War 2?’


We worked in groups to explore the chronology of World War 2.  We placed different periods of History onto the correct place on the timeline, including periods we have studied before.  We then tried to work out where World War 2 would fit in on the timeline.  As a group we had to consider:


•    What else was going on at the time of World War 2?

•    How does it relate to WW1?  Is it a significant period of history? 

•    What came before it?  What came after? 

•    How long ago are we talking about?  What was the duration of the war?

•    What other observations can you make about the timeline?

Line of Enquiry- Why did Britain have to go to war in 1939?


If WW1 had been such a devastating war, why then did Britain go to war again just twenty years after

  the First World War had ended?  What reasons might there have been?


We began our lesson thinking about this 'Digging Deeper' question.  We then learned about the policy of appeasement which Chamberlain and the British government adopted to deal with Hitler at first.  We worked in groups to sort statements into reasons for and against using appeasement.  Some of us had some very strong opinions about whether appeasement was a good policy to use.  

Line of Enquiry- Why was it necessary for children to be evacuated?