I have now turned this set of ideas into a series of lessons, which you can find at http://www.onedamnthing.org.uk/?page_id=922.

Inspired by the instructions from the Ministry of Information to the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/hawhaw/8928.shtml?page=2.  Students will write and record an authentic broadcast about one important event of the war.

There are excellent examples of BBC recordings here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/historyofthebbc/resources/bbcatwar/reporting2.shtml

and one here for Dunkirk: http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/dunkirk/14311.shtml

And a great dramatisation of the Battle of Britain!http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/battleofbritain/11425.shtml

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/prop/ is a great page of examples of printed propaganda, which pupils will probably have done most work on.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: