“The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” begins with “The Blitz” of London. Many British families, extremely worried over their children’s safety during WWII, sent their sons and daughters to the countryside – just as the Pensieve children were sent in the book. Linking to original sources from Britain’s Imperial War Museum, and other national archives, this primary-resources teaching/learning/reading tool provides historical background to help today’s students understand what children in Britain (and elsewhere) endured during the war.

http://www.awesomestories.com/history/children_war/children_war_ch1.htm The impact on British children, during WWII, begins at chapter four. The website is free to all educators, schools and libraries. Simply request an academic membership at its main URL http://www.awesomestories.co/m/ which provides a link to the sign-up form. http://www.awesomestories.co/m/group_signup.php

Carole Bos, Grand Valley State University, Dean’s Advisory Board