How can a photograph help us to imagine life during the Blitz?
Using the information given within the Teacher's Notes above discuss what the Blitz was and why it happened. Ask them to suggest reasons why there are no children in the photograph. Ask your pupils to imagine that they are in the photograph of Exeter. What questions would they ask the people in the photograph? What do they think the people are discussing? How do they think the people might be feeling/how would they feel if it was their house in the photograph? In pairs or groups ask them to write (and perform) a short piece of dialogue between themselves and the people in the photograph.
Learning aims and outcomes
- Explain the effects of bomb damage
- List some of the effects of war on everyday life
- Suggest ways in which people suffered
- Suggest why evacuation was used as one strategy to protect children