Battle of Britain Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
The Battle of Britain was unlike many previous battles in history. Use this lesson plan to review the state of Europe immediately before the battle, highlight the major events of the battle, and have students reenact the event.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, your students will be able to:

  • describe the events leading up to the Battle of Britain
  • detail the methods used by both sides of the Battle of Britain
  • reflect on the lives of the civilians affected by the Battle of Britain


  • 60 minutes


Key Vocabulary

  • Winston Churchill
  • Battle of Britain
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Dowding system
  • Force multiplication

Curriculum Standards


Evaluate authors' differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors' claims, reasoning, and evidence.


Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.


Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.

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