World War 2: WW2 in Europe and the Battle of Britain

Block D - Anne Frank and The Holocaust

Learn about the Second World War in Europe and why the Battle of Britain was such a significant turning point in British History. Learn about the timeline of events such as the outbreak of the war, the Battle of Britain, the heroic rescue at Dunkirk, the Blitz, the D-Day landings, the liberation of the concentration camps and the celebrations of VE Day. Research the lives of the ordinary people who faced the Blitz and had to deal with rationing and evacuation. Learn about the inspiring stories and achievements of significant people such as Anne Frank and Winston Churchill.

This is a sensitive and age-appropriate block about the lives of the Jewish people during World War 2, the terrible discrimination and oppression and the concentration camps. Study the life of the positive and inspirational Anne Frank and create a class ‘memorial’ art installation to remember the Holocaust and the Jewish people who were killed.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Meeting Anne Frank: Her life and diary

Learn about Anne Frank and her life; write a letter sharing the personal impact of her story.

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02: The Holocaust - The Ghettos and 'Jewish laws'

Learn about the oppression of the Jews; understand life in the ghettos; write a letter protesting about the Jewish persecution.

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03: The Holocaust - The 'death camps' and 'final solution'

Study biographical stories of The Holocaust; explore emotional aspects of The Holocaust through poetry; ask searching questions about persecution and humanity.

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04: Remembering Anne Frank and the victims of the Holocaust through art

Learn about Holocaust memorials; discuss why memorials are important; create a class ‘memorial’ art installation.