TPYF2: Bradford Museums & Art Galleries' WW2 teaching resource

By Rachel Hayward | 02 February 2010
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A black and white photograph showing the torso and white haired head of an smiling, elderly Polish man holding the folded out deeds to his house back in Poland. He is wearing a shirt underneath a knitted tank top.

A Polish man who settled in Britain with the deeds of the home he lost in Poland when he was sent to a concentration camp during the war. ©Tim Smith

News: Polish People in Britain after WW2 is one of the latest TPYF2 funded, free teaching and learning resources from the My Learning website.

Polish People in Britain after WW2 uses personal stories and archive photographs to explore why Polish people have settled in Britain since WWII. It was created in consultation with the Polish community, Saturday Schools and secondary schools as part of the Bradford Museums & Galleries exhibition Z Polski Do Anglii. The resources are also available in Polish.

Cross-curriculum links: KS3 History, Geography, Citizenship and PSHE.

TPYF2 stands for Their Past Your Future 2. Launched in 2004, Their Past Your Future is a Big Lottery funded nationwide scheme, administered by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). It uses historical sources, sites, museums, veterans and eyewitnesses of war to increase young people’s understanding of history, commemoration, national identity and civic participation today. Find out more at www.culture24.org.uk/tpyf.

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