Rebuilding Britain: Recovering after the Blitz

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Year 5

Year 6

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SKU: H56IL401502

In this lesson, children are first asked to consider and discuss the many ways in which British people had been affected by the war. Following this, take a look at one of the first priorities for the post-war government: repairing the cities. Explore in-depth how one small region of London was rebuilt over many years after the war ended. Once your class has learned a little about this aspect of the rebuilding of Britain, there is a choice of two learning activities for them to undertake: either considering in greater depth how the war had affected various aspects of life at home, or studying one of the most divisive features of the rebuilding – the Modernist or ‘Brutalist’ architecture of many post-war reconstruction projects such as the Barbican Centre in London.
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