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WWII British Evacuations Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

Students will have the chance to learn about British evacuations in World War II. They will build on this by analyzing propaganda posters, and then create their own.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe social and political conditions in Britain during WWII
  • Explain the motivations for British evacuations, as well as methods of encouraging evacuation
  • Analyze propaganda posters as primary sources
  • Markers, colored pencils
  • Small poster boards

Length

60-90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.3

Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

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