VE DAY ANNIVERSARY
8 May 2020 marks 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe. The long anticipated news resulted in spontaneous celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared and people from all walks of life came together to mark the moment.
Lots of activities for all age groups around VE Day.
- The Royal British Legion - https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/teaching-remembrance
Lesson plans for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. Plus resources for parents and carers, specially designed for home learning. They are aimed at 7-14 year olds and include family-friendly activities and support for you when talking to your child/children about VE Day and Remembrance.
- BBC - History KS2: VE Day Video (This short film explains what VE Day and VJ Day were, and the events that led to the end of the war.) – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr
BBC KS4 WW2: How did the British plan to celebrate VE Day? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ve-day-How-did-the-british-plan-to-celebrate/zndn7nb
- Teaching Ideas on World War 2 - https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/subjects/world-war-2 AND https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/world-war-2/world-war-2-day-ideas