Designed for small
groups of highly motivated and inquiring children, this 1940s day
promotes role-play and evidence-based investigation to get pupils
excited about history.
Evidence forms the basis
of this new day for the 1940s. It is ten days before D-Day and various
abandoned documents, luggage and personal effects have been handed to the
authorities. Some of these may be innocent, others point to something more
The overriding theme is
that ‘the walls have ears’ and security, especially at this time, is
paramount with the approaching landings on mainland Europe.
As part of the day the
pupils will ‘interrogate’ the evidence and separate the innocent from the
suspicious. In doing this, they may discover links between some items or
characters, but will they discover the spies?
Details of this and further information about the day are included in a booklet which is sent out prior to a booking. All the History Off the Page providers are experienced teachers and storytellers who enjoy working with large groups of children. Generally there will be a story told during the day.
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