This PowerPoint contains information and facts about World War 2 for younger children (I used with 3rd and 4th grade children), with focus on what it might have been like to be a child in war time. This could be used for a set of lessons or with older children as a revision / recap.
Slides include information about:
-countries involved in WW2 and their location
-key dates and events (the Blitz, Battle of Britain, D-Day and VE Day)
-reasons for the war and the key events in it
- detailed slides about the Blitz and how people protected themselves (the blackout, air-raid shelters, gas masks etc.)
- detail about how and why children from cities were evacuated to the countryside
- information about rationing and government campaigns, such as Dig for Victory
I used this to accompany a workbook which I also created on children in World War 2. Please see my other files if you are interested in this download.