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					  curriculum for excellence
  literacy case study
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Case Study Title:    World War 2                                 Level: Second

Key Experiences and Outcomes:                                    Other Related Experiences and Outcomes:

Organising and using information                                 LIT 204D                  LIT 210K

By considering the type of text I am creating, I can select ideas LIT205E                 LIT209J
and relevant information, organise these in an appropriate way
for my purpose and use suitable vocabulary for my audience        LIT 207G                 LIT 206F
                                                         LIT225AC
                                                                  LIT 208H                 LIT 215R

                                                                 LIT216S                  LIT 218U



Brief Description:

World War 2 was covered using a Storyline approach with two classes working collaboratively.
Within the context of the project the key outcome and experience was covered through;
    Letter writing:- Letters to and from evacuees
                       Letters to and from 1930s Family to present day.
    Diary entries:- Personal/Imaginative from 1930s family point of view
    Public service broadcast: re blackouts – write and record
    Posters: - explanations, information etc.
    Poetry: - World War 2 stimulus
    Imaginative: - Air raid based




  A. Thomson
  curriculum for excellence
  literacy case study
                                                                                            S co tti sh   Bo r d e rs      C ou n ci l



Specific Learning Objectives:                                         Success Criteria:

To enable the children to gain the knowledge and experiences of             Pupils recognised and understood what life was like in
Britain in the 1930s and the impact/implications of World War 2.             the 1930s and could demonstrate this through their
                                                                             World war 2 folio and discussion.
To know the reasons for the war and the consequences this                   The children demonstrated enquiry and investigation
created for the people of the time.                                          skills evidenced in their folio, broadcasts, drama and
                                                                             posters.
To develop an understanding of life in the 1930s                            The children took an active role in the storyline topic
                                                                             development.
To develop skills within the children of enquiry and investigation.

Learning and Teaching Activities:                                                            Recommended Resources:

Within the context of the project the key outcome and experience was covered through;        World War 2 storyline topic
    Letter writing:- Letters to and from evacuees                                           development plan created by Carole
                       Letters to and from 1930s Family to present day.                      Andrew and Eva Jarosz (Balmoral
    Diary entries:- Personal/Imaginative from 1930s family point of view                    Primary ).
    Public service broadcast: re blackouts – write and record
    Posters: - explanations, information etc.                                               Topic Box – library service
    Poetry: - World War 2 stimulus
    Imaginative: - Air raid based                                                           Various relevant video footage.
Within the project there were opportunities for Active learning through:
    Round Robin activities across both classes – group work covering wide range of          Family – grandparents etc.
       information.
    Creative challenges – group problem solving
    Table mat activity to stimulate group discussion
    Peer and self assessment
    WALT / WILF, Traffic Lighting, Think/pair/share.
    Drama, art and craft, technology, listening and talking, ICT.
See topic Storyline plan in PT storyline folder www.educationict.org.uk/cfe
  A. Thomson
  curriculum for excellence
  literacy case study
                                                                                          S co tti sh   Bo r d e rs   C ou n ci l


Evaluation:                                                          Next Steps/Future Development:
This was an amazing topic which had the children buzzing with
excitement throughout; they lived it.                                The skills learned are now being further developed in an
The results within the topic folios were fantastic, to a very good   Enterprise topic where they are developing a Community
standard and quality and we have not had such an enthusiastic        garden on some spare ground at the rear of the school.
group of children dragging their parents in to see their work.       We also intend to use / trial other Outcomes and Experiences
This topic overflowed the classrooms and began to spread around      in future planning.
the school, which resulted in other classes being shown around
the classrooms which depicted the blitz in one and evacuees in
the other along with our corridor transformed into a street in the
1930s.
Any visiting staff members etc. were also very impressed and
many took photographs of the work.
Parents reported back that the children were taking their
enthusiasm home – finding info, talking to relatives, visiting
websites, libraries etc.
Photos/Evidence/Comments:




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