80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two

On 3 September 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany after Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland. It was the start of the largest and bloodiest war in history – a conflict fought around the world on air, sea and land. Its outcome continues to shape our lives today. Have a look at a range of lessons from KS2, 3 4 and even 5. Progression is clearly shown by our outstanding lessons in which the focus moves from sequencing events to analysing causes through to assigning responsibility and looking for key moments where historians have argued that the conflict became inevitable.

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