Women at Work in the Second World War

A Teaching and Learning Resource for Key Stage 3

The women of Britain played an important part in the Second World War just as they had done in the previous war.  They stepped into the gaps left by the men who were in active service, both as volunteers and, from 1941, as conscripts called up to support the war effort. The opportunities that existed for them could be challenging or dangerous, but also offered a degree of freedom and autonomy that many would not have otherwise experienced.

The aim of this resource is for students to engage with historical sources specifically primary sources, to be able to put them into historical context and assess them as separate subject fields. The students will learn to critically analyse the validity of the sources and their usefulness towards historical study.

This resource has been created by Sarah Macri, a final year History student at the University of Greenwich.

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This page was added by Malin Lundin on 09/05/2012.

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