During the Second World War the British government was constantly monitoring the success of its various policies concerning the Home Front. The government was also aware of the possibility that it might be necessary to introduce legislation to deal with any emerging problems.

It is December 1941. You have been asked to write a report on the Blackout. This is to be divided into two sections.

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(1) A report on what has been happening concerning the blackout since the outbreak of the war.

Things you should consider include:

(a) Why did the government introduce a blackout?

(b) What methods were used to obtain a blackout?

(c) What changes were made to the blackout in November 1939?

(2) A report that includes proposals about the changes that you would like to see in government policy. These proposals will then be discussed and voted on by the rest of the class.

Things you should consider include:

(a) Should people found guilty of breaking blackout regulations be given harsher punishments?

(b) What problems did the blackout cause?

(c) What kind of changes could the government make to reduce the problems of the blackout?