Learning

The IBCC provides an engaging, flexible and effective learning experience by utilising a wide range of cross-curricular resources and subject areas specifically targeting Key Stages 2 and 3

This IBCC provides pre-visit resources including risk assessment information, downloadable resources and information such as site maps as well as post-visit activities including copyright-free images, audio files etc. for use in the classroom.  A series of work sheets following the core themes can also be downloaded.

Learning objectives for sessions and curriculum links, saving teachers’ time with demarcation between different Key Stage activities and resources.

Activities include:

1. Immersive activities that provide teachers and learners with experiences that cannot be delivered in the classroom

2. A range of digital and physical resources and activities that vary the pace and style of the learning experience

3. Strong human stories, from different points of view, that help young people to develop empathy with those who lived through these events and aid understanding of historical periods and events

4. Inclusive resources that reflect the diversity of those involved in events – local residents in ‘Bomber County’, ground crew, women volunteers, overseas airmen, children, victims of ‘area bombing’, intergenerational groups, relatives of those affected and cover the involvement of 60 nations in the fight for freedom

5. Focus on relevant Bomber Command themes for example: ‘sacrifice’. ‘duty’, ‘innocence’, ‘suffering’, ‘remembrance’, ‘family and friends’ and ‘courage’ all of which will help teachers and learners explore the events of 1939-45

LEARN

  • Discover what it was like to be on a bombing sortie with our immersive experience
  • Be a member of an operational Aircrew with our interactive aircraft table
  • Build a plane puzzle – can you beat the clock?
  • Find out about the role of women in WWII
  • Travel the world with the 62 nations who served in Bomber Command
  • What did children do during the war?
  • Learn about navigation and how it was used
  • Hear the stories of the people who were there

DISCOVER

  • What it was like serving as Aircrew, or providing support to Bomber Command
  • What it was like to take part in a operation
  • What it was like to be involved in a bombing sortie
  • The story of the civilians building the planes
  • The impact of the operations on the targeted populations
  • The debates in the War Cabinet about the wisdom of campaigns
  • The struggle for recognition by those who served Bomber Command