Air Raids (History Detective Investigates: Britain at War)

Air Raids (History Detective Investigates: Britain at War)

by RichardHook (Illustrator), Martin Parsons (Author)


Combining curriculum study of the Blitz and local history, this book looks at local evidence of air raids. Its topics include local planning, ARP wardens, blackout , gas masks and shelters. The local history projects include locating an air-raid shelter, building your own shelter, finding public records and old newspapers. The book is one of a series which uses primary sources as a starting point for the study of the history of United Kingdom in wartime. It shows children how to undertake their own investigation into the history of their locality during the war by using many different forms of text such as newspapers, reports, adverts, letters, censuses, logbooks, interviews and instructions. Cartoon bloodhounds are used to liven up and direct use of local resources, and to set puzzles and tasks.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Publisher: Hodder Wayland
Published: 31 Mar 1999

ISBN 10: 0750223103
ISBN 13: 9780750223102

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These books traverse well-covered ground but they do so in a way that genuinely involves children in their learning. -- Books for Keeps, Nov 00