GCSE History Unit 3 War and the Transformation of British Society, 1903-1928 Instructions for PowerPoint exercise on World...
How were British civilians affected by World War 1? by
Introduction: the government’s view Source 1 shows the government’s view of Britain during the war. It shows some people h...
Civilian life <ul><li>DORA  </li></ul><ul><li>Bombing  </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul>The war affected civilian l...
Overview of the Home Front <ul><li>Much evidence supports the government’s view that everyone got behind the war effort. <...
Conscription: did people support the government’s policy? <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Against </li></ul>
Munitions: did people support the effort to produce more weapons? <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Against </li></ul>
Did propaganda work to keep people supporting the war? <ul><li>For  </li></ul><ul><li>Against </li></ul>
Women at war: did the war have a big impact on women? <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Against </li></ul>
Conclusion: does poster source 1 present an accurate impression? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
Evaluation: what I have learned from doing this exercise
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How Were British Civilians Affected By World War

  1. 1. GCSE History Unit 3 War and the Transformation of British Society, 1903-1928 Instructions for PowerPoint exercise on World War One Home Front Aim of this exercise: You are going to make your own PowerPoint presentation on the effects of World War 1 on life in Britain. Resources: Handout on Key Topic 3 The Home Front and Social Change. Textbook section for Key Topic 3. Planning sheet (Paper copy of PowerPoint slides) Your task: In class- First read through the handout in detail, including the sources. Look at Source 1 on the handout and decide what it is saying. Put your name on to the space provided on slide 1 of the PowerPoint slide sheet. Note down in the spaces on slide 2 your answers about Source 1. Now work your way through the slides, making notes as you go. You should use information from sources and text. Page numbers have been put in as a guide. Homework- See how you can add to your evidence by using the internet and other resources. You may find useful picture resources, or pieces of film. Store them for use in your presentation if possible. To complete the exercise: Retrieve the PowerPoint template and slides from the Student Share area of the school network, or create your own version. Copy up your planning sheet notes to turn it into a usable resource. Don’t forget to add any additional features you researched at home. Don’t forget to save your work.
  2. 2. How were British civilians affected by World War 1? by
  3. 3. Introduction: the government’s view Source 1 shows the government’s view of Britain during the war. It shows some people helping the war effort but one person is not helping. The people helping are doing the following: In this presentation I will …
  4. 4. Civilian life <ul><li>DORA </li></ul><ul><li>Bombing </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul>The war affected civilian life in six main ways: (write a sentence to sum up how each one affected civilians) <ul><li>Conscription </li></ul><ul><li>Casualties </li></ul><ul><li>Shortages </li></ul>
  5. 5. Overview of the Home Front <ul><li>Much evidence supports the government’s view that everyone got behind the war effort. </li></ul><ul><li>But some does not quite fit. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conscription: did people support the government’s policy? <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Against </li></ul>
  7. 7. Munitions: did people support the effort to produce more weapons? <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Against </li></ul>
  8. 8. Did propaganda work to keep people supporting the war? <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Against </li></ul>
  9. 9. Women at war: did the war have a big impact on women? <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Against </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion: does poster source 1 present an accurate impression? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  11. 11. Evaluation: what I have learned from doing this exercise

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