Key Stage 4 Learning Sessions

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  • A student exploring the Churchill War Rooms.Churchill Museum Investigation

    Students work in small groups selecting evidence from the Churchill Museum to evaluate aspects of Churchill’s leadership style.

  • An image of Winston Churchill with members of his familyChurchill’s Life and Work: Sources

    Working with a range of written sources students will develop their skills of evaluation and analysis by focusing on key aspects of Churchill’s life and work.

  • Lest We Forget by Leonora GreenLife on the Home Front: Artefacts

    Students work in small groups to investigate an artefact from the Second World War Home Front. They then create a mini exhibition based around their artefact to show to others in the class.

  • Your Britain Fight for it Now by Frank NewbouldLife on the Home Front: Propaganda

    How effective is wartime propaganda? Students investigate what makes a good propaganda campaign by analysing a range of Home Front posters.

  • A photograph of women in industry during the Second World WarLife on the Home Front: Women

    Using film and artefacts students will evaluate the variety of roles carried out by women in Britain during the Second World War. Key themes for discussion include propaganda, morale, war work and working conditions.

  • An image showing the Cabinet War rooms during the Second World WarOperation Fortitude

    Students work in teams taking on different roles including Covert Operatives and Cypher Officers, working together in the Cabinet War Rooms to deliver a plan to ensure allied success on D-day.

  • A photograph of the Berlin Wall in 1989.Origins of the Cold War

    Students evaluate the relationship between Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union from 1939 until 1945.

  • An image of Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill at TehranThe Big Three

    Students evaluate the relationship between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin from 1939 until 1945.

  • An image of Winston Churchill addressing the Canadian Parliament in December 1941The Power of Speech: Winston Churchill

    Students analyse Churchill’s speech 'This Wicked Man', broadcast from the Cabinet War Rooms at the height of the London Blitz on 11 September 1940.

  • Photograph showing the Churchill War Rooms.Self Guided Visits

    A visit to IWM Churchill War Rooms may support studies of the Second World War Home Front, Winston Churchill or British government and politics.

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