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New KS3 History PoS: Second World War
 
A. Study unitsB. Other resources
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A. Study units

7.1. How far does reading & writing historical fiction help us to understand the past?
A. Children as evacuees
in the Second World War - from London to Co. Wicklow, Éire
Birmingham Pilot Scheme

Historical novel:
Safe Harbour by Marita Conlon-McKenna (O’Brien Press, 0-86278-422-0)

explores the experience of a brother and sister evacuated from the London

Blitz to their grandfather’s house in Co. Wicklow in neutral Éire.


1. Aunt Jessie’s big mistake?
2. What was it like in London during the Blitz?
3. Why did Aunt Jessie want Sophie and Hugh evacuated?
4. Leaving London: Sophie and Hugh evacuees at the railway station
5. Arriving in Ireland
6/7. Sophie’s changing relationship with her grandfather (one or two lessons)
7/8. Fact or fiction?


http://www.iisresource.org/Documents/0A1_WWII_Sophie_A4_Sheets.pdf

Drama strategy for Lesson 2

http://www.iisresource.org/Documents/0A1_Drama_Strategy_Wbook_1_Less_+2-4.pdf

7.2. How far does reading & writing historical fiction help us to understand the past?

B. Children as refugees
in the Second World War - from Vienna to Northern Ireland
Birmingham Pilot Scheme

Historical novel:
Faraway Home by Marilyn Taylor (O'Brien Press, 0-86278-643-6) is the

story of two Kindertransport children, again a brother and sister, fleeing

Nazi Vienna and seeking refuge in Northern Ireland, the brother on a

refugee farm in Co. Down.


1. Karl’s bad day
2. What happened during the ‘Night of the Broken Glass’?
3. Karl leaves his parents at Vienna Station
4. Arriving - in England, Belfast and Millisle
5. Karl is mistaken for a spy
6. Karl’s big problem
7. Karl’s new life
8. Fact or fiction?


http://www.iisresource.org/Documents/0A1_WWII_Karl_A4_Sheets.pdf

7.3. The Holocaust - an Irish response (RE)
Northampton Pilot Scheme

Uses the historical novel Faraway Home by Marilyn Taylor (O'Brien Press,

0-86278-643-6) , which is the story of two Kindertransport children, again a brother and sister, fleeing Nazi Vienna and seeking refuge in Northern Ireland,

the brother on a refugee farm in Co. Down.


1. How do we deal with discrimination? 6. What did countries do to help?
2. Who suffered in the Holocaust? 7. What does it mean to be captive/free?
3. What was it like for refugees? 8. Could you forgive?
4. Why do Jews celebrate Passover? 9. Is prejudice someone else’s problem?
5. Who were the individuals involved? 10. Could you forgive?
11. How do I feel about what I have learned?


http://www.iisresource.org/Documents/0A1_Holocaust_+Irish_Response.pdf

B. Other resources
7.4. Second World War images PowerPoint

1. Northern Ireland:
http://www.iisresource.org/Documents/0A4_WWII_Images_NI.ppt

2. Millisle Refugee Camp, N. Ireland:
http://www.iisresource.org/Documents/0A4_WWII_Images_Millisle.ppt
3. Éire:
http://www.iisresource.org/Documents/0A4_WWII_Images_Eire.ppt