Prisoners of War

Prisoners of War


What were the experiences of soldiers inside Prisoner of War camps in World War II?

Use the Prisoners of War Resource Bundle to answer this question and engage your students in a wider study of experiences of war.

Australian Curriculum Links: ACDSEH108

This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size.

So, what's included?

✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it!

✓ Engaging 800-word article entitled Chitty in Changi: An Unofficial Winner targeted at a 12-16 year old audience about the true experiences of Australian POWs in Changi Prison, Signapore, and how they kept up morale by playing football.

✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary.

✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension.

✓ Tri-level question guide about the above article.

✓ Prisoner of War Camp Sensory Chart asks students to list what it would have looked like, sounded like, smelled like, tasted like and felt like to be in the shoes of a POW.

✓ Venn Diagram template to help compare the experiences of male and female POWs.

✓ Quilt Square Design activity asks students to draw a portion of a quilt, which female POWs designed and sewed in prison to pass the time - often included secret messages within their designs.

Purchase Issue 10 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag.

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