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Train To Win (clip 2)
Second clip of a documentary film exploring the training of women in the munitions factories during the Second World War. They are shown how to operate machinery safely and learn technical and mathematical information to compliment their practical skills.
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English: Write narration from the woman's point of view about what is happening and how she feels. You could record the narration over the film, make a storyboard or write a report about work experience.
English / History: Write a newspaper report about women joining the labour force and the types of prejudice they might encounter.
Home Front / English: Interview an older person about their role during the war.
Media Studies / History / Drama: Watch the 1943 film Millions Like Us - a fictional film of women in the munitions factories and compare to this training film. Then write a script for your own film about working in the factories. Develop a set of characters and create a scene of action and dialogue. Then act out the scene. You could also film your drama.
Gender: Research the role of women in World War II. What other jobs did they do and why were they encouraged back into the home following the war. Look at 'Wood Goes to War' to see another munitions factory and 'A Day in the Home' as an example of what was expected of women following the war.
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