Posts tagged Hitler
In our final lesson of the term, Year 9 looked at what happened when Hitler turned his attentions from destroying the RAF to bombing the cities of Britain. We watched this short film from the BBC archive:
We then considered why it is difficult to know if there was a ‘Blitz Spirit’. The BBC archive has a range of other contemporary films and radio recordings, as well as programmes made after the war. It is well worth a look if you want to find out more about the events that we have studied.
Your enrichment homework is to research the life of one of three different pilots in the Second World War. They are:
- Douglas Bader (Link to Spartacus website)
- Cy Grant (Link to Telegraph Newspaper)
- Margaret Frost (Link to BBC website)
Once you’ve got a basic outline of their life in the war, then your task is to complete a ‘Fakebook profile‘ for them. For an idea of what it could be like, look at the example of Josef Stalin. A copy of the instructions can be downloaded here. Remember to print out your completed profile. Alternatively you can copy and paste the address of your profile in a comment to this post.
A copy of the instruction sheet can be downloaded if you have misplaced yours. Remember that a good way to structure your essay is to use the PEE burger paragraph. However, if you are feeling confident, it is good to try to vary the structure of your paragraphs. Similarly, you may wish to write paragraphs on other causes of the Second World War.
If you are looking for extra ideas, a good place to start are these two ‘toy’ videos from BBC Bitesize:
You could also listen to this podcast about Hitler’s actions and aims.
A more serious and detailed written explanation can be found on this revision website.
In Year 9 we have been studying Hitler’s rise to power. We are now starting to look at his actions during the 1930s and how Britain and France responded. The policy of appeasement [giving in to Hitler to avoid another war] is very controversial. This online homework asks you to consider the strengths and weaknesses of appeasement. If you would like to find out more about appeasement then a few good resources are:
Finally, can the Harry Potter books really be a criticism of appeasement? This journalist suggests that they are!