Monday 13 July 2020
  • Home Front
  • Age 9-11 (KS2)
    Age 11-14 (KS3)

What different roles did people have on the Home Front?

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.

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On the Home Front - Part Two

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 personal stories of women and their roles during the Second World War. 

Home Front Quiz

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Home Front Quiz

IWM expert Ngaire has brought you tales from the Home Front, now it’s time to put that knowledge to the test and see how much you have remembered in our truly tricky quiz!

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Second World War Posters

Second World War Posters

Discover how posters were used to spread messages on the Home Front during the Second World War.

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Explore Further

Adventures in History: On the Home Front - Part One Graphic
History

On the Home Front - Part One

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.  

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.