Get lecturnfrom theatre and try and get them on a green screen if possible – we could have it set up in the classroom?
Lesson 3 final
HOW DID THE WAR AFFECT YOUNGCHILDREN?• Lesson Objectives:• To create a detailed presentation on theexperiences of young children during WWII• To create a labour Party speech about the socialwelfare problems faced in Britain after the war
HOW DID THE WAR AFFECT YOUNGCHILDREN?Create a detailed presentation on the affect the war had onYoung Children – tYou can include videos, graphs, figures, images etc – diaryaccounts in order to best illustrate your argumentYou Must cover –schooling,health,fear,evacuation,their happiness,problems,how many were evacuated,percentages,who did they go to,Diary account of a child who has been evacuated
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THISSOURCE?• Who were the largestgroup evacuated in1939?• Who was the secondlargest group to beevacuated in 1939?• How many people wereevacuated in 1939?• IS their anything surprisingabout this graph?
HOW FAR DOES THIS SOURCE SHOW THEEXPERIENCES OF EVACUATEDCHILDREN? (7 MARKS)
WHAT WAS THE LONGER TERMIMPACT OF EVACUATION?• It led to a massive political battle - arguments in the wartimecoalition• Evacuation had exposed how bad the conditions were in someareas of Britain• Carers in the country side had noticed how children were so thin,ill, no education and had lived in slum housing in the cities – manyarrived with no spare clothing – led to the Ministry of Educationgave London Council £20,000 for boots and clothing in 1940.• “Evacuation acted as a mirror to society ….British societybecame to know itself as unkempt, ill-clothed, undernourished.The children acted as messengers carrying the evidence.”• Labour said the gov needed to do more to tackle poverty, illness,poor education, and other social problems – the conservativessaid they were exaggerating the issue• Led to the Beveridge Report