Remembering D-Day

History

PSHE & Citizenship

Age: 11–18

Time requirement: assembly 15–20 minutes, form time activities 15–40 minutes.

What was D-Day? Why is it significant? Help students investigate D-Day and reflect on Remembrance today using our assembly and form time activities.

These resources include materials for an assembly and form time activities, both including audio featuring reflections from current Army personnel.

The assembly describes the key events of the D-Day landings, shares stories of the roles individuals played at (and in the run up to) the event and reflects on the significance of D-Day and Remembrance today.

The form time provides a choice of activities. Groups can either further investigate the roles diverse individuals played at (and in the run up to) D-Day, or compare the significance of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy and the Battles of Imphal and Kohima – reflecting on how we remember, what makes historical significance and Remembrance today.

The D-Day resources could be used as part of your school's events for the anniversary of D-Day (80th Anniversary, 6 June 2024), Remembrance events or as part of the general learning curriculum.

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