Heidi and her WW2 Presentation

Y4 have been looking at life for children during WW2. In her school holidays she has extended her ideas to include other things. The great thing about Google Presentations embedded into blogs is that if Heidi adds more, they are updated automatically. Great for Heidi and for her audience.

6 thoughts on “Heidi and her WW2 Presentation

  1. Wow, Heidi, now I know so much more than I did before reading your presentation. Really interesting 🙂 Well done

  2. Heidi, well done. There is so much work here, you must have spent a long time gathering your information and it is presented in a very professional way. I really was interested to read about Anne Frank.

  3. Thank you for posting this. My perspective on World War II is almost entirely from the Canadian/US perspective, so it is nice to learn more about the impact of the war in Great Britain.

  4. Yet another piece of IT that I have learnt about by visiting this blog. Thank you Heidi! It looks really useful & simple (which I need!)

  5. Hello Heidi,

    This is a very interesting post. Starting with the TV, Australia didn’t have its first TV broadcasts until 1956. My family had a TV. People from the whole neighbourhood would come to watch what at first were only still pictures. We weren’t rich. My grandfather owned an electrical shop and let us have it so we could show everyone how they worked.

    Did you know in the early days I know some people always dressed neatly while watching TV. They didn’t want the people on TV seeing them in untidy clothes. 🙂

    Dancing in WWII – My mother was about your age during the war. She lived on a dairy farm in the countryside. She told me of going to dances held regularly.

    Music – in my CD collection, I have some songs from WWII, including Vera Lynn singing “White Cliffs of Dover”. To an English soldier serving overseas, the song would have brought back memories of home.

    Games – While I hadn’t been born during the war, we still used board games as I grew. I started using computers at university in 1975 but didn’t own one of my own until around 1987.

    Homes – I grew up in the 1950s. We had a home on our own block of land. Australia, being a large country, had plenty of land for men and women returning from the war, as had my father. For many years, we only had an outside toilet as you described. On the family farm, they didn’t have electricity until the 1950s. My grandmother didn’t get an electric stove until the 1960s. She has always used a wood stove.

    Washing – I remember my mother using a copper to wash clothes and a mangle to wring them out. You’ve brought back many memories in your post. 🙂

    Men at war – My father and three of his brothers volunteered during WWII. My father was sent to Singapore but, when Allied forces surrendered to the Japanese, he spent most of hte war as a POW.

    The start of war – The start of war came for Australia when England went to war. England’s enemies were Australia’s enemies. For us, it wasn’t so much the Germans, it was the Japanese that was our greatest threat. They came very close to invading Australia.

    Rationing – Many items were in short supply in Australia too. My mother always felt lucky. Being on a dairy farm, the always had milk, cheese, butter, eggs, fresh vegetables, fruit and meat. In cities, many things were rationed even after the war ended.

    The Blitz – By chance, someone else was studying the way years. I wrote a short story as a post. Perhaps it was your school. Here is a link

    http://rossmannellcomments.edublogs.org/2012/05/28/year-4-on-air-raids-a-fictional-short-story/

    Anne Frank – How sad it was Anne and her family were lost during the war. At least her diary was able to be shared with so many.

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post. 🙂

    @RossMannell
    Teacher, NSW, Australia

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