What were the key turning points of the Second World War?

Unit Overview
This unit focuses on Significance as a historical concept. Students will investigate a number of key turning points, looking at how they changed the course of the Second World War and, through their investigation, come to a conclusion as to which turning point was the most significant. Students will carry out an independent project as part of their extended homework where they will look in depth at one particular battle, from the Second World War. Their battle must have occurred in the 20th century but they have the freedom to present their work in any way they choose including a reenactment, a memoir, or a diary entry.

Expectations for this unit
Most children will be able to explain why a turning point is deemed significant in the context of WW2.
Some children will not have made so much progress and will be able to recall information about a key turning point in WW2.
Some children will have progressed further and will be able toprioritise the turning points in order of importance using the 5R’s and will be able to justify their thinking in order to explain why one is more important than another. 

Language for Learning
Significance, Interpretation, Turning Point, Blitzkrieg, Adolf Hitler, Nazis, Allies, Winston Churchill, RAF, Evacuation, Surrender, Blitz, Invasion, Prisoners of War, U-Boat, Siege, Rommel, Montgomery, Atomic Bomb, Militarism, Code breakers.

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