The resources on this site are designed to support the teaching of Key Stage 3 History and Citizenship. All the resources are subject to copyright ownership and are made available for educational use only.

The site can be viewed in normal view or whiteboard view.

Please note: If you are accessing this site from a school network that filters video streaming, then you will not be able to play the oral history video clips, although you should be able to access the Greenpark and Imperial War Museum film clips. Schools can obtain a free dvd containing all the oral history clips from Cornwall Record Office by using the email form on the contacts page. The dvd was distributed to all secondary schools in Cornwall during 2010.

The themes and issues relating to evacuation can be linked effectively with the following National Curriculum Programmes of Study:


Key Concepts and Processes

  • 1.6c Interpretation – evaluating a range of interpretations of the past to assess their validity.
  • 2.2b Using Evidence – evaluate the sources used in order to reach reasoned conclusions.
  • 2.3b Communicating about the past – communicate their knowledge and understanding of history in a variety of ways.

Curriculum Opportunities

  • 4d The curriculum should provide opportunities for pupils to appreciate and evaluate, through visits where possible, the role of museums, galleries, archives and historic sites in preserving, presenting and influencing people’s attitudes towards the past.


Key Concepts and Processes

  • 1.2a Exploring different kinds of rights and obligations and how these affect both individuals and communities.
  • 1.2b Understanding that individuals, organisations and governments have responsibilities to ensure that rights are balanced, supported and protected.
  • 1.2c Investigating ways in which rights can compete and conflict, and understanding that hard decisions have to be made to try to balance these.
  • 1.3d Exploring community cohesion and the different forces that bring about change in communities over time.
  • 2.1b research, plan and undertake enquiries into issues and problems using a range of information and sources.
  • 2.1c analyse and evaluate sources used, questioning different values, ideas and viewpoints and recognising bias.
  • 2.2d represent the views of others, with which they may or may not agree.

Curriculum Opportunities

  • a) debate, in groups and whole-class discussions, topical and controversial issues, including those of concern to young people
  • d) participate in both school-based and community-based citizenship activities

  • i) use and interpret different media and ICT both as sources of information and as a means of communicating ideas