since the 1930s
One of our projects connected to our Britain since
the 1930s topic was to make our own ID cards. The children looked at
a variety of identification papers (army pay books, ID cards, record
books) from that time and drew up a list of information that they wanted
to include on their own ID cards. They designed their own ID cards on
paper first and then used a DTP package to produce their cards on the
computer. Some children chose to scan in artwork to complete their designs.
Others chose to add a digital picture. All the ID cards had a set of
rules on the back.
There is a copy of a real ID card below. If you're lucky you may be
able to get hold of one to show in class. We scanned the ID cards we
had, colour printed copies (glued the two sides together) and laminated
them to provide sturdy cards that the children could handle and look
at with no risk to the originals.