Tuesday 7 July 2020
  • Home Front
  • Age 9-11 (KS2)
    Age 11-14 (KS3)

How did life at home change during the Second World War?

Join IWM expert Ngaire as she helps us discover the extraordinary stories of the people who rose to the challenge of life on the Second World War Home Front.
 

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On the Home Front - Part One

Part of the Adventures in History series created during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020.  

Curriculum Links and Learning Objectives

  • KS3/4 - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world, 1901-present.   

  • GCSE - Warfare and British society, c1250-Present.     

  • To explore the lives of children and their contribution to the war effort during the Second World War.                   

 

Portraits for Volunteers

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Portraits for Volunteers

Put your artistic skills into action with this week's challenge set by CBBC's Ben Shires!

Watch the Mission Briefing >

Life in the 1940s

Life in the 1940s

What was home life like in the 1940s? Take a tour and find out more about daily life during the Second World War. 

Find out more >

Explore Further

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History

On the Home Front - Part Two

From the Women’s Auxiliary Airforce to the Timber Corps, join IWM expert Ngaire as she helps us discover the extraordinary stories of the people who rose to the challenge of life on the Second World War Home Front.
Poster for IWM learning content Adventures in History: Cakes Made from Carrots
History

Cakes Made From Carrots

Join IWM expert Ngaire as she tells real life stories of how people satisfied their sweet tooth despite rationing in the Second World War.  
Poster for IWM's learning content Adventures in History: The World's Best Den
History

The World’s Best Den

Why were air raid shelters needed in the Second World War? Join IWM expert Ngaire as she tells real life stories of how people passed the time—whether they sheltered in their back garden or in underground tunnels.  

Book A Visit to IWM

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IWM London

School visits to IWM London

Discover the stories of lives shaped by war and conflict from 1914 until the present day. Step into the iconic atrium, explore the brand new Second World War Galleries and experience our new learning facilities.
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IWM North

School visits to IWM North

Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war, IWM North makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver an award-winning immersive experience.
IWM Duxford Showcase
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IWM Duxford

School visits to IWM Duxford

Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. And get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display.