World War II medals at KS2 and Remembrance Day

Lesson Plan

By Joanne Tinker, Ninelands Primary School, Garforth, Leeds, published 10th January 2011

Where World War 2 took place

I wanted the year 5 children to understand World War II in a wider context than just the Home Front in Britain. After reading the lesson on Introducing the Empire through coins, I felt that I could adapt this by using commemorative medals from this period.

In this lesson, children use medals as a source of evidence about World War II and where it took place. Here is a useful source of pictures of medals
MOD World War II medals

See Bill Crawfords story of his ship being sunk by a mine

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