Key Stage 2 Learning Sessions

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  • First World War: Personal Perspectives

    Students use material from IWM's collections to lead their own investigation into one person's experience of the First World War. They then share their findings and reflect on the range of experiences represented.

  • Second World War: Investigate a Wartime Family

    Working in the Family in Wartime exhibition, students will devise their own investigation into Home Front themes. These will link to the experiences of the Allpress family, an ordinary family living in Britain during the Second World War.

  • Second World War: Meet an Evacuee

    Students have the opportunity to meet a Second World War eyewitness who can answer students' questions and share their memories of evacuation and life on the home front.

  • A painting of people using Southwark foot tunnel as an air raid shelterSecond World War: Object Detectives

    Students work in small groups to investigate artefacts from the Second World War Home Front, on the themes of air raids, gas attacks, the blackout, and rationing.

  • A photograph of boys feeding cattle during the Second World WarSecond World War: Through Children's Eyes

    This session examines the impact of the Second World War on the everyday lives of British children in both the city and countryside. Students handle artefacts, look at photographs and examine documents.

  • Oppy Wood, 1917 by John NashTruth and Memory: Gallery Session

    Using the Truth and Memory gallery students will explore how artists responded to the First World War. Through discussion and practical activities they will investigate themes including shape, colour and sensory responses in paintings and memorials..

  • A model ship painted in Dazzle.What’s My Story?: First World War Galleries session

    Students will be given a short introduction to the layout and content of the First World War Galleries. They will then investigate some of the stories behind the objects displayed in the Galleries and create their own caption for an object.

    Available January 2015.
  • The New Atrium.  Image by Fosters + Partners.Self Guided Visits

    A visit to IWM London supports studies of war and conflict from 1914 until the present day.

Their Past Your Future

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Resources to help teachers explore the course, causes and consequences of conflict and support IWM site visits.

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