How Effective were Air Raid Shelters


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Lesson Snapshot:

  • Four types of approved shelters in use in Britain during WWII
  • In the summer of 1941 at Latham Street, Poplar, a brick-built shelter’s walls collapsed in a raid allowing the concrete roof to collapse, killing the 8 people sheltering within
  • This incident led to an investigation by the Government’s Home Office

KS3 PowerPoint:

  • Aimed at Students studying across KS3 or equivalent
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  • Students will investigate how safe air raid shelters were in Great Britain during WWII
  • Students will evaluate whether the government knowingly allowed British citizens to shelter in unsafe conditions
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  • Use with other Home Front History Lessons & Resources
  • Includes challenging questions