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Leeds in World War II


This learning journey provides information on what life was like in Leeds during WWII. It shows how the city was affected by air raids, and how the citizens protected themselves in their shelters. It also tells about the politicians who visited the city during this time, and how the end of the war was celebrated by the people of Leeds.


Curriculum links and Learning Objectives:

The resources on the site are designed to support the teaching of the National Curriculum in particular the following units:

Key Stage 2 Local History

Key Stage 3 History

History Unit 7 - Local History


Children should learn:

  • To discuss and question critically visual and written information to help them develop ideas for independent work
  • Understand more about the impact of WW2 on the lives of ordinary people, and children in particular
  • Develop their own material from the content

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