World at War

Primary teaching and learning resources about WWI, WWII, global conflict and post-war British history.

This collection of teaching resources includes free worksheets and activities, one-off lesson plan packs, complete History schemes of work and cross-curricular topics for teaching your class about how war has affected British people, as well as those in other parts of the world.

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  • World War I

    World War I

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Investigate the history of the first world war and discover what led up to the start of one of the largest wars in history, 100 years ago. Explore what life was like for the soldiers on the front line as well as what life was like at home for the wom... Read More

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  • World War 2 Topic

    World War 2 Topic

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Step back into the 1940s with your Y3/4 class to experience what life was like during World War II. Find out what life was like for children during the war, discover the countries of the allies and the axis, make a gas mask, listen to wartime music... Read More

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  • What are we remembering on Remembrance Day?

    Has your class ever stopped to wonder why so many people wear poppies in November? This is your chance to teach them as you work through this set of 5 informative lessons about Remembrance Day, its origins and its role today. They will find out about... Read More

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  • Children in WW2

    Children in WW2

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    This scheme of work is also part of a Classic Cross-Curricular Topic.This series of seven lessons looks at what life was like for children in World War 2 and how the various aspects of WW2 affected people's everyday lives. The series starts by e... Read More

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  • The Changing Role of Women

    The Changing Role of Women

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Journey through the ages as your class explore the changing roles and rights of women from ancient times to today with this engaging and topical scheme of work for Year 5 and Year 6. From the law of coverture to modern maternity employment law, this... Read More

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  • In Flanders Fields

    In Flanders Fields

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    In this art scheme of work based on WWI, your class will explore the work of the artists officially commissioned to record the war, with a focus on Paul Nash’s paintings. They will discover how art was used as a propaganda tool in the form of poste... Read More

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  • British History Heroes

    British History Heroes

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Take your class back in time to explore the lives and achievements of some of the people who we now consider to be ‘British history heroes’. Your class will explore the impact that the following people have had on our modern-day world: Willia... Read More

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  • Rebuilding Britain

    Rebuilding Britain

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    In the years after the end of WWII, a number of extraordinary changes took place in Britain. As post-war plans for rebuilding Britain were implemented, virtually every aspect of British life was affected. By the mid-1960s, Britain had, undergone a tr... Read More

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  • Leisure and Entertainment

    How have the ways people in Britain spend their leisure time changed during the 20th and 21st centuries? Each of the seven lessons in this Complete Series focuses on a significant period or aspect of leisure and entertainment. The slides and detailed... Read More

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  • World War I Timeline Cards

    World War I Timeline Cards

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    These timeline cards are a perfect accompaniment to PlanBee's Y5/6 History scheme, 'World War I. Read More

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  • World War 2 Word Search

    World War 2 Word Search

    Year 3

    Year 4

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    These three differentiated World War 2 word searches for KS2 are perfect for reinforcing vocabulary on WW2 with your class. Ranging from simple to really tricky, these word searches are sure to challenge everyone in your class! These word searches ar... Read More

    Free
  • World War 2 Topic Cover

    World War 2 Topic Cover

    Year 4

    Year 5

    KS2

    This colourful topic cover will complement your teaching of our 'World War 2' cross curricular scheme of work for KS2. Print off a colour version and a version your kids can colour in. Read More

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