The Home Front: How Did People Prepare for the War at Home?

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Wars have a profound effect not only on a country's soldiers, but also on the everyday lives of its citizens. Invite young historians to discover how Britain prepared for the second World War by analyzing a series of government posters regarding rationing, evacuation, and anti-German propaganda.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Opportunity for analyzing period propaganda and multiple other primary sources
  • Images, handouts, and discussion questions included
Cons

  • Teacher will need to determine how to structure the activity for class (e.g. group or individual work, writing prompt or discussion, homework assignment, etc.)