M&S and the War Effort - Staff Stories

Teachers' notes

This resource uses images and documents from the M&S Company Archive relating to the Company's contribution to the war effort and the experiences of staff members during the War. It includes suggestions for discussion  and activity ideas that can be given to students as homework or one-off activities.

You can also download an M&S Second World War timeline, which sets significant M&S events against key dates in history.

Curriculum Links:

KS3 and KS4 History, especially work focusing on 20th Century History and WW2.

Discussion and Activity Ideas also link with KS3 Citizenship, KS3 English and KS3 Science.

Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge of what everyday workers did to contribute to the war effort
  • Understanding of how the War affected the lives of M&S employees
  • Improving the skills of source analysis and artifact interpretation.

Document icon Learning article provided by: The M&S Company Archive | 
M&S Company Archive. The Marks & Spencer Licence Agreement enables you to view and reproduce works for non-commercial purposes under the terms of this Licence, provided that you credit Marks & Spencer in any reproduction - please contact company.archive@marks-and-spencer.com for further details

Accessibility Statement | Terms of Use | Site Map

Copyright © My Learning 2018. All Rights Reserved

Website by: Grapple