WW2 KS2 History. Links to sites which help you explore what life was like during World War 2.
Food Rationing Video
An American commentator looks at the effects of rationing on the people of England in 1944.
The film presents a 'typical' family of 4 (housewife, engine-driver husband, factory-working daughter, schoolboy son) to illustrate the basic rationing system, the workings of 'point' systems and other restrictions, and the difficulties the average family faced when eating 'on the ration'.
Historic Newspaper Reports Printable
A collection of Daily Mirror newspaper articles form the period of the Second World War (1939 – 1945). They provide an insight into the events of the War as reported at the time. They would make for a wonderful display in your school and could be used as part of world war II themed lesson plan or activity.
Home Sweet Home Front Text
A great information site covering WW2 on the Home Front. Find out about; rationing, blackout, digging for victory, evacuees, land girls, air raid shelters and much more.
Life During The Blitz Lesson Plan
This photograph was taken in 1942. It shows bomb damage in Exeter during the Blitz. This building front is all that remains of a terrace of houses, the rest has been destroyed by the bombing.
Scotland in 1941 Interactive
BBC Scotland Education's Around Scotland website looking at Scotland during the time of the Second World War. It is aimed at 10-12 year olds. This site aims to provide an interesting arena for investigation, evidence gathering and assessment for pupils whilst encouraging them to role-play as enemy spies.
Wernher Von Braun Video
During the Second World War, he was a member of the Nazi party and worked for the German army developing the V2 missile. The V2 was constructed at the Mittelwerk site by prisoners from Mittelbau-Dora, a concentration camp where an estimated 20,000 prisoners died during the war.