Teaching about the German Occupation of Jersey through the Occupation Tapestry

Primary History article

By Helen Otterwell, published 13th March 2023

The German Occupation and subsequent liberation of Jersey is particularly significant for schools in Jersey and is included in a new history curriculum being trialled for Key Stage 1 and 2 to be implemented in 2023. For children in Jersey, it relates to a significant event at Key Stage 1 and either a local study or aspect of World War II at Key Stage 2. For children in Jersey the knowledge gained within the study of the Occupation Tapestry and the German Ocacupation of the Channel Islands will allow pupils to engage with concepts of invasion and occupation but will also touch on abstract terms such as governance, democracy, and cause and consequence...

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