Evacuation Learning Package KS2
This teaching package is designed to enable teachers to use some or all of the activities and resources and adapt the package to suit the needs of their students.
The focus of the activity is to develop pupils’ historical enquiry skills by highlighting and using a range of different sources to find out about the experiences and feelings of evacuee children which pupils can use to investigate the theme of evacuation during World War II.
Designed for KS2 pupils and above.
- Pupils investigate the experiences and feelings of evacuees from a wide range of information sources.
- To give pupils an overview and understanding of the reasons why evacuation took place and what it involved read the background information:
People living in the past left many clues which we can use to investigate aspects of their lives.
1st September 1939, the day Germany invaded Poland, evacuation of people from large cities began.
Arrange a visit to a museum where pupils can investigate through a series of activities.
Personal memories of people who were involved in the evacuation.
Newspapers from the period give information recorded at the time.
Photographs are a rich source of evidence about life in the past.
Posters have been used as an important way to give information and messages to people.