M&S - 70 Years of In-store Cafés

Teachers' notes

This resource uses images and documents from the M&S Company Archive relating to the Company's origins in Leeds at the turn of the century, and its rapid expansion during the 1930s to 1950s. 

It includes suggestions for discussion and activity ideas that can be given to students as homework or one-off activities, and a KS2 Maths Task sheet to download (please note: answers are on the second page).

Curriculum Links:

KS2/3 Art & Design - looking at styles from different eras
KS2/3 Enterprise - looking at retail businesses
KS2 Maths - solving simple equations
KS2 Food Technology - designing menus

Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge of the different M&S café bar formats in the 20th Century
Understanding of how a large retail business updates its service to customers
Skills of researching and gathering evidence using primary sources (photographs)

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