THE IMPACT OF WAR: Did WWI or WWII have the biggest impact on our locality?
The children will research and compare the impact of the First and Second World Wars on their locality. They will not study the First or Second World Wars, as these are both part of the secondary school curriculum. Some context about the wars is provided for the children, but the focus of the learning is on the Home Front and how the wars impacted on the community. The children will investigate the local community to gather or check evidence; the Monument in the town centre or the memorial in Duke St Cemetery. Throughout their work, the children will be required to use the skills they have developed, particularly those relating to local history.
Through their learning, children will:
• develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history
• address and devise historically valid questions about change, cause and significance
• understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources • note connections, contrasts and trends
• construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of historical information
• develop the use of appropriate historical terms
The impact of war Knowledge Organiser
Year 6 visited the Monument in Lord Street to consider the memorial to Southport servicemen and women who died in military combat.
Pupils looked at the regiments and names of the fallen, they observed the decorative carving and engraved mottos.