A Wartime Childhood

Book and audio CD. David is 14 and grew up in Coventry during the Second World War. He talks about evacuation, rationing, the impact war on school life and the bombing raids on the city.
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60 page photocopiable book and 20 minute audio CD.

Listen to an excerpt from the CD story - just Click here.

David is 14 and grew up in Coventry during the Second World War.

He talks about his friends who were evacuated to the countryside, about rationing and the effects of the war on school life. He tells of the devastating effect of the bombing raids on the city including the destruction of his own house.

He finally describes the celebrations on VE Day, when the War in Europe finally came to an end. The CD includes authentic wartime advertising and propaganda announcements.

The follow-up worksheets are differentiated for children of all abilities from non-readers to the very able. An abridged version of the script is provided giving children experience of reading for information. A wide range of materials, extension activities and fact files allow children to explore the topic in more detail and make links to other areas of the curriculum.

The pack includes
* 20 minute story on CD
* Teacher's Handbook - containing full instructions on using the pack, teaching suggestions, further reading lists and places to visit.
* Photocopiable Storybook - 8 fully illustrated A5 pages.
* Worksheets - differentiated worksheets for children of all abilities.
* Materials - an abridged version of the script (reading for information), basic and extended glossaries, a time line.
* Fact Files - exploring some of the key topics of the study unit in more detail.
* Extension Activities - practical things to do and make, from wordsearches to cookery and model making.
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