Friday, June 6, 2014

Schools : D-Day 70 : 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 at 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

The invasion of Normandy was the largest amphibious assault ever launched. Over 150,000 troops landed on D-Day.

By the end of D-Day, the allies had established a foothold in France. Within 11 months Nazi Germany was defeated.
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".




Soldiers coming ashore at Normandy on D-Day
 credits: National Archives and Records Administration, 111-SC-320902

Education: 

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





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.




D-Day Encyclopedia
Barrett Tillman
Anniversary edition


Resources #Englishlanguage:

Portsmouth's D-Day Museum

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






D-Day : The Allies Invade Europe/The Nation WWII Museum, New Orleans

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 Google Arts & Culture.

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 : Operation Overland & Neptune with testimonials:

Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on D-Day itself came from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Free French Forces and Poland also participated in the battle after the assault phase, and there were also minor contingents from Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, and Norway. Other Allied nations participated in the naval and air forces.
The battle for Normandy continued for more than two months, concluding with the closing of the Falaise pocket on 24 August, the Liberation of Paris on 25 August, and the German retreat across the Seine which was completed on 30 August 1944.








Students can study a considerable number of resources included on this post that teachers will include into school curricula after a wise reviewing depending of the levels they are teaching.

Curricula: History; Geography; Languages.

"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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