Related Themes: Holocaust – Let Us Never Forget

Warm up

Allo Allo - Series 1 - YouTube

Allo Allo – Series 1 – YouTube (1:51)https://youtu.be/f6qRvZe8kLQMeet René, the most wanted man in Occupied France. Women want his body. The Resistance want his brain. And the Nazis want his sausage!

"Germans in the Woods" from StoryCorps - YouTube (2:30)

“Germans in the Woods” from StoryCorps – YouTube (2:30)https://youtu.be/trmG0mgrkM8Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Vocabulary

ESL WWII Part One (Holocaust through Pearl Harbor) Flashcards | Quizlethttps://quizlet.com/118077389/esl-wwii-part-one-holocaust-through-pearl-harbor-flash-cards/Quizlet Vocabulary Games with Flashcards to modify for your purposesQuizlet 2

Lesson Plans

World War II: The Start of the Second World War - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com

World War II: The Start of the Second World War – Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.comhttp://study.com/academy/lesson/world-war-ii-the-start-of-the-second-world-war.htmlLearn all about the start of World War II and why the League of Nations could not stop aggression by Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s (yr 7-8)

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan: World War II

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan: World War IIhttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0505/050528-soldiers-e.htmlA Listening/Reading Text with various activities (yr 7-8) For yr 8-9 there is a Harder version

 

World War I & II

World War I & IIhttp://edulinks.stcronans.ie/world_war_i__ii.htmlWorld War IRead and listen to stories of the War from the people who lived it. Explore diaries, letters, scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, photos and keepsakes. Suitable for individual study (yr 8-9)

BBC - iWonder - D-Day timeline: The beginning of the end of WW2

BBC – iWonder – D-Day timeline: The beginning of the end of WW2http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/z9k99j6In June 1944, British, US and Canadian forces invaded Nazi-occupied France. The invasion marked the beginning of the end for Adolf Hitler’s domination of Europe. Interactive (yr 8-9)

BBC iWonder - What was the secret to winning the Battle of Britain?

BBC iWonder – What was the secret to winning the Battle of Britain?http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zgs34j6The Battle of Britain was one of the most pivotal moments in the country’s history. Various digital activities from the British point of view (yr 7-9)

Listening

CLIL History: The causes of the Second World War | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

CLIL History: The causes of the Second World War | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBChttps://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/clil-history-causes-second-world-warAimsContent: Causes of WWIILanguage skills: listening/speaking (debating/discussions) (yr 7 -8)

BBC - School Radio - World War 2 Audio Clips - Declaration of war: PM Neville Chamberlain announces Britain is at war

BBC – School Radio – World War 2 Audio Clips – Declaration of war: PM Neville Chamberlain announces Britain is at war (o:48)http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/subjects/history/ww2clips/speeches/chamberlain_declares_warIn order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed.

 

D-Day: In the words of the BBC journalists (text version) - BBC News

D-Day: In the words of the BBC journalists (text version) – BBC Newshttp://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27715250Seventy years ago, thousands of Allied troops landed on the French coast. Here is the BBC

Reading

Civics Test | World War Two

Civics Test | World War Twohttp://www.elcivics.com/civics-test-world-war-two.htmlU.S. History and Government point of view to WWII (yr 7-8)

 

World War II: The Background to War | Scholastic

World War II: The Background to War | Scholastichttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/world-war-ii-background-war/This article from Scholastic GO! explains the political and economic climate, as well as the actions of involved parties, that resulted in World War II. (yr 9)

The 10 Things You Need To Know About D-Day | Imperial War Museums

The 10 Things You Need To Know About D-Day | Imperial War Museumshttp://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-d-dayConfused about what actually happened on 6 June 1944? Here are the 10 things you need to know about D-Day.

BBC - History: World War Two

BBC – History: World War Twohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/Had Britain’s wartime leader truly stood alone in his opposition to appeasement, or did he rewrite history to portray himself in a better light? Reading list (yr 8-9)

 

D-Day Facts: 17 Facts about D-Day ←FACTSlides→

D-Day Facts: 17 Facts about D-Day ←FACTSlides→http://www.factslides.com/s-D-DayDid you know that… D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion in history, with over 156,000 men landing in Normandy?

 

Home | D-Day | June 6, 1944 | The United States Army

Home | D-Day | June 6, 1944 | The United States Armyhttps://www.army.mil/d-day/The U.S. Army remembers June 6, 1944: The World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.

Hiroshima: A Survivor's Story

Hiroshima: A Survivor’s Storyhttp://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwii/hiroshima/index.htmSeveral Hiroshima survivors’ stories told (yr 7-9)

Viewing

A Brief Overview of World War II - YouTube

A Brief Overview of World War II – YouTube (3:28)https://youtu.be/HUqy-OQvVtIThe war in Europe began in September 1939 when Nazi Germany, under Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland NB! Change the language of the subtitles (yr 7-9)

ESL – World War II – How Did It Start? with Transcript | Free Online English

ESL – World War II – How Did It Start? with Transcript | Free Online English (3:08)https://audioenglish.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/esl-world-war-ii-how-did-it-start-with-transcript/Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be exploring how World War II began. (yr 8-9)

 

WWII Vet's Tales Of Bravery Remind Us What Makes The Greatest Generation - YouTube

WWII Vet’s Tales Of Bravery Remind Us What Makes The Greatest Generation – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/HCUp55WR73wThomas E. Anderson shares his memories of the war for Veterans Day. Subtitles (yr 8-9)

What Does the "D" in "D-Day" Stand For? - YouTube

What Does the “D” in “D-Day” Stand For? – YouTube (4:11)https://youtu.be/rZXiQdF4AxMSubtitled programme about the various sources of the name D-Day (yr 8-9)

 

All You Need To Know About VE Day - YouTube

All You Need To Know About VE Day – YouTube (1:22)https://youtu.be/2MsMJ3quetQ8th May 2015 sees the 70th Anniversary of VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe. In this short video, The Royal British Legion tells you all you need to know (yr 7-9)

The Fallen of World War II on Vimeo

The Fallen of World War II on Vimeo (18:16)https://vimeo.com/128373915For the interactive version, ticket payments, and more: http://fallen.io An animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, The Fallen of World War II (yr (8-9)

World War II History - World War II - HISTORY.com

World War II History – World War II – HISTORY.comhttp://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/world-war-ii-historyFind out more about the history of World War II History, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. (yr 8-9)

 

D-Day In Color

D-Day In Color (2:49)http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/d-day-in-color-/1930222.htmlMost of the films made of the D-Day invasion are in black and white. But George Stevens was also making personal movies, using his own 16-millimeter camera and what at that time was still-rare Kodachrome color film. (yr 7-9)

Top 10 World War II Movies - YouTube

Top 10 World War II Movies – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/y1STthONg-cWe haven’t seen another war like it, and hopefully, we never will; but it did inspire some fantastic films. (yr 7-9)

Speaking

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: War

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: Warhttp://www.esldiscussions.com/w/war.htmlSomeone once said: “Join the Army, see the world, meet interesting people – and kill them.” What do you think of this quote?

More Materials

World War Two Quick Quizzes - History on the Net

World War Two Quick Quizzes – History on the Nethttp://www.historyonthenet.com/section_introduction/world-war-two-quick-quizzes/Questions to use for your own Quiz depending on what has been taught.
Science and Technology of WWIIhttp://www.ww2sci-tech.org/timeline/timeline.html
An interactive page related to science and tech inventions during WWII, also a timeline

Education - The National Archives

Education – The National Archiveshttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/Award-winning resources for students and teachers. Click on Second World War

BBC - Primary History - World War 2 - World at war

BBC – Primary History – World War 2 – World at warhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/world_at_war/teachers_resources.shtmlYou’re using the Internet Explorer 6 browser to view the BBC website. Our site will work much better if you change to a more modern browser. It’s free, quick and easy. Find out…