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Into the Shelter Teachers Notes
This activity involves pupils selecting items that they might have taken into an Anderson shelter during an air raid in the 1940s. The items are selected by dragging pictures of the items onto a picture of an Anderson shelter. Hovering over an item with the mouse will display some text that describes the objects.
When each item is dropped, additional information is displayed in a text box that will disappear after a few seconds. The text boxes can also be closed by clicking on them.
When a pupil has finished selecting items a results page can be displayed by clicking on the text Go to Shelter.
The activity can then be started again or closed by clicking on the back button in the Web browser.
The activity relates directly to the History National Curriculum for England and Wales, 11b (at time pf publication):
A study of the impact of the Second World War or social and technological changes that have taken place since 1930, on the lives of men, women and children from different sections of society.
... and unit 9 of the QCA History schemes of work (at time pf publication):
What was it like for children in the Second World War?
A Word worksheet named into_the_shelter_worksheet.doc is also available. Pupils should select what they consider the five most important things to take into a shelter and give reasons for their choices.
Some Web sites which relate directly to Anderson shelters are:
1. A short movie showing the building of an Anderson shelter (requires Apple QuickTime to be installed):
2. A short movie demonstrating how to put on a gas mask (also requires QuickTime)