Friday, June 6, 2014

D-Day 70 in School : Resources

D-Day landing in Normandy
Chief Photographer's Mate (CPHoM) Robert F. Sargent

Today marks the D-Day 70th anniversary. Today, 6 June, marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

Men and women played their part in the biggest seaborne invasion of World War Two.
On 6 June 1944, British, US and Canadian forces invaded the coast of northern France in Normandy.

The landings were the first stage of Operation Overlord - the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe - and were intended to end World War Two.

D-Day landings and invasion
Credits : BBC
Many as 4,413 Allied troops died on the day of the invasion - more than previously thought.
D-Day 70th anniversary tributes by remembering those who died on a day that "changed the world".


As the veterans said we must not forget the History. From media reports to source documents, this collection of resources will inspire teachers to teach the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings in their lessons across the curriculum.

2014 is a big year for anniversaries related to the first and second world wars2014 mark 100 years since the start of the first world war, but it also sees the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the allied invasion of occupied Europe during the world war two.

Military enthusiasts paid their respects to D-Day soldiers at Omaha Beach in Vierville-sur-Mer
credits : BBC

The anniversaries are an excellent opportunity for teachers across all subjects from media to history to bring the emotion and daring of the days into the classroom with this collection of resources.

Resources #Englishlanguage:

Portsmouth's D-Day Museum

D-Day: Veterans say "keep our story alive!"

D-Day: In the words of the BBC journalists

D-Day : June 6th as it happened

Allied Armies Land in France #interactive

Memories of the D-Day, Replayed on the Normandy Coast

D-Day : From the other side

Interactive presentation from the Guardian

Google D-Day

Google presents a Remembering D-Day link, free from pictures, to the search engine's Cultural Institute.

Beneath its logo there is a link to letters, photos and maps of the Normandy landings.

Des hommes en uniforme de soldats américains de la seconde guerre mondiale à Vierville-sur-Mer, le 2 juin. 
crédits : AFP/JOEL SAGET

D-Day #Français :

70e Anniversaire du Débarquement : La Normandie prépare son D-day

D-Day 2.0 : Internet aussi a de la mémoire (interactive)

Les plages du Débarquement, d'hier à aujourd'hui

Expérience pédagique : Débarquement du 6 juin - Les élèves participent à la préparation des articles, à leur rédaction ainsi qu’à la mise en page de la publication

Éducation - Le Journal d'Anne Frank : Un BD manga 

Other information

D-Day Documentary : OperationOverland & Neptune with testimonials

Students can investigate the considerable number of resources included on this post that teachers will introduce in their lessons after a criteriously reviewing.

"Under the ominous shadow which the second World War and its attendant circumstances have cast on the world, peace has become as essential to civilized existence as the air we breathe is to life itself."

Cordell Hull


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