This resource is aimed at pupils in middle/senior classes or SEN pupils doing a unit of work on World War Two. It is based on the membership of different countries to three main groupings during WWII – Allies, Axis Powers, Neutral.
Cut up the sheets into twenty-four separate cards and laminate them individually. Either the pupil or the teacher/SNA/supporting adult should read the name of the country on the left side of each card as well as the three options on the right hand side of the card. The pupil should decide whether the country was a member of the Allies, the Axis Powers or remained neutral during WWII. They should then place a clothes peg on the correct answer on the right of the card.
A reference sheet is included in the pack for pupils to consult if they are unsure of the answer.
This pack could be split up into two packs of twelve if so desired by the teacher
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but have learned about the different countries during WWII. It is a way for them to demonstrate this understanding. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what SESE topic we were currently working on.
This activity could also be used as an independent work task completed by a pupil in their work station.