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Study this photo taken in 1945. Notice anything special? What can it tell us about the role of women in WWII?  What sorts of jobs did women do in WWI?

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1 Study this photo taken in Notice anything special? What can it tell us about the role of women in WWII?  What sorts of jobs did women do in WWI? Would anything be different in WWII?  starter activity

2 What role did women play in WWII? TBAT describe 5 different roles performed by women …assess the importance of their contribution  Learning objectives  Key words: black market, draft

3  Your task ‘A Nursery School for War Workers’ Children’, painted in 1942 by Elsie Dalton Hewland. What does this painting tell us about the role played by women?  What are the problems in using this painting for finding out about the part women played in the War?

4  Your task Read the extract provided and list at least 5 different jobs provided by women. Read the extract provided and list at least 5 different jobs provided by women. Why was the War especially hard for women? Why was the War especially hard for women?  Imagine you were a woman in WWII, make a list of the sorts of changes you would demand from the government when War ended  Imagine you were a woman in WWII, make a list of the sorts of changes you would demand from the government when War ended

5 Women in WWII ATS ATS WRNS WRNS WAAFS WAAFS Women’s Land Army - WLA Women’s Land Army - WLA ARP wardens ARP wardens Ambulance drivers Ambulance drivers Factory workers Factory workers Auxiliary Fire Service Auxiliary Fire Service How accurate is this poster advertising the WLA?

6 Challenges facing women Women primary carers in home – fixing black outs, cooking on rations, organising evacuation of their children Women primary carers in home – fixing black outs, cooking on rations, organising evacuation of their children Doing the same job as men, but for less pay Doing the same job as men, but for less pay When men returned, they would expect their jobs back When men returned, they would expect their jobs back What is the message behind this wartime poster?

7  Group task You have been asked to produce a short radio programme / film advertising the merits of women helping with the war effort. You must You have been asked to produce a short radio programme / film advertising the merits of women helping with the war effort. You must Refer to at least 5 different roles Refer to at least 5 different roles Refer to roles in the services and at home Refer to roles in the services and at home Inspire women to help out Inspire women to help out Keep within a 30 second timeframe Keep within a 30 second timeframe

8 Room for improvement Only 1 or 2 roles Talks either about roles in the services or at home Doesn’t really persuade you to want to help Exceeds or is under the time limit Little evidence of group work Getting better 2 to 4 roles Talks about roles in the services and the home Beginning to persuade, but doesn’t do this convincingly Slightly above or below the time limit Most participate Oscars to … 5 roles or more Roles in services & at home Very persuasive Perfect timing Group participation Confident performances and professional approach

9  Extension task Find out how women helped the war effort in Dover’s Secret Wartime Tunnels. Conduct some online research or visit Dover Castle! Find out how women helped the war effort in Dover’s Secret Wartime Tunnels. Conduct some online research or visit Dover Castle!

10  Homework Choose a poster showing the role of women in WWII (The Imperial War Museum website is a good starting point). Write a ‘gallery guide’ to your poster. Choose a poster showing the role of women in WWII (The Imperial War Museum website is a good starting point). Write a ‘gallery guide’ to your poster.OR Write up the script for your radio advert or film campaign Write up the script for your radio advert or film campaign This could have been your older sisters in the 1940s!

11 What was the impact of WWII on women? TBAT describe 5 different roles performed by women …assess the importance of their contribution  Learning objectives  Key words: black market, draft

12 Plenary Plenary


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