VE Day Citizenship Teaching Resources
On 8th May, were it not for fighting the outbreak of Covid - 19, many people would be marking the 75th Anniversary of VE day. School assemblies would be held and classrooms would remind students of what VE Day was and why it is important to remember. Instead, we find teachers setting work from home.
Citizenship education has an important role to play in helping pupils make connections between the past and our society and communities today, and understanding the significance of the anniversary of VE day.
These lessons and activities have been designed and written by ACT Teachers for secondary students to use while studying at home.
There are three lessons that include information and activities for pupils to complete:
- Lesson 1: Changing Role of Women in Society since World War II
- Lesson 2: VE day and migration - the windrush generation
- Lesson 3: Citizenship and VE day- Opportunities for Active Citizenship
For lesson 3, students may find it helpful to follow the ACTive citizenship at home booklet as they plan and undertake ACTive citizenship projects.
You can also read a blog here by Zoe Baker on 'VE Day 75th Anniversary and Citizenship'.
Our thanks to all the teachers involved and for sharing their lessons and resources.