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Help from teachers/parents needed - World Wars DVDs or other resources

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FlamingoBingo Sat 31-Oct-09 10:54:01

DD1 (6 and home educated) keeps asking me about the war - I think she means WW2. I was wondering what might be a good dvd to get her to stimulate more discussion.

I'm going to get her the 1940s house DVD as she and her sister really enjoy the Victorian Farm one we got them after seeing it on tv.

She's a fluent reader, if that makes any difference, and very mature. She's not got the stamina for reading the horrible histories books yet - we've tried! - but loves watching the series on tv.

Thanks in advance!

Majorca Sat 31-Oct-09 11:11:28

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FlamingoBingo Sat 31-Oct-09 11:15:13

Oh yes, I loved Carrie's War as a child. Will skim-read it to see if it would be suitable.

Fiction's fine, though - as long as it's accurate...?

AlaskaNebraska Sat 31-Oct-09 11:16:16

if she were in KS2 she 2would be looking at the home front Iirc so you could look at rationing with her.

Majorca Sat 31-Oct-09 11:25:43

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FlamingoBingo Sat 31-Oct-09 11:32:49

Ooh, will have a look at the bbc site, Alaska - thank you. And the Oxford Primary History thing, Majorca smile

AlaskaNebraska Sat 31-Oct-09 16:17:26

can you just do some excercises though based on texts
look at the power of propaganda etc
subsitute /ersatz food

AlaskaNebraska Sat 31-Oct-09 16:18:46

teh main target areas you would be looking at in a school is the idea that change happens and being able to point out change and explain it ( level 3/4)

ie compare a WW" home( taped windows, adnerson shelter) with a home today

FlamingoBingo Sat 31-Oct-09 20:05:34

Thank you - yes, comparing will be good.

hk78 Sat 31-Oct-09 20:12:33

dd1 is covering ww2 at school at the moment though (bit older than your dd though)

they are using

this website which seems really good


daisy71 Mon 02-Nov-09 11:58:29

try this

Also Goodnight Mister Tom, although some of it might be a bit harrowing for a 6 year old. Depends on her level of maturity.

FlamingoBOOMbo Tue 03-Nov-09 22:31:54

Thank you smile

The 1940s house DVD arrived today and her and her 4.5yo sister have really enjoyed the first episode - lots of questions smile

What age is When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit for? (Is that the right title?)

Although I'm slowly realising it's the soldiers and the army she's interested in hmm. I think it's come from her having camo wellies (only pair I could get in her size in an emergency dash to Sainburys!). So I'm wondering if it's the army she actually wants to know about, rather than the war per se....

Ivykaty44 Tue 03-Nov-09 22:35:39

Goodnight Mr Tom? dvd or book

Pluto Tue 03-Nov-09 22:42:15

Michael Morpurgo's "Friend or Foe" is good for evacuation - it's fairly short - you could read it to her. There are different soldiers in the book - the home guard and a couple of German pilots.

FlamingoBOOMbo Thu 05-Nov-09 09:25:10

Ooh thanks, Pluto. She likes Michael Morpurgo. Will maybe go and pick Friend or Foe up for her today.

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