The Second World War

Our ‘Curriculum Topics’ use the phrasing of the National Curriculum to help you find content that can be used to teach each individual module. Our taught sessions and online resources cover a variety of time periods and places. Many contain structured investigations for use directly in the classroom. Others are more suited for research and preparation. They all allow access into our unique collections.

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Animals in the Archives

What jobs have animals done in times of war and peace?
Classroom resource

Belsen concentration camp 1945

What did the British find when they entered Belsen concentration camp?

Codes and Secret Messages

What do the documents reveal about codes and secret messages?

Dear Herbert

What can personal documents reveal about people’s lives?
Classroom resource

Government posters

How did Britain encourage people at home to help win the war?

Holidays are Here!

What can our documents reveal about how families enjoyed summer holidays during the Second World War?
Classroom resource

Kindertransport

Saving refugee children?

Propaganda

How can art be used to convey a message?
Session we teach

Propaganda and the art of war

How did the British government encourage people to support the war?
Session we teach

The Holocaust

What can British government documents tell us about what happened in the Holocaust?

Wartime

Holiday at home