M&S First Department Stores

Teachers' notes

The discussion and activity ideas on the preceding page suggest ways in which the material in this resource can be used as prompts for classroom or homework activities.

Curriculum Links:

KS3/4 Cross-Curricular
This resource could be used in a number of subject areas including those listed below. It could support the teaching of topics about business or consumerism, or be used as the basis for a literacy or design project. Also links to:  Maths (understanding decimalisation / change from one numerical system to another) and History timelines.
  • Geography
  • Design & Technology / Product Design
  • PHSE
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Art & Design

Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge of the innovative development of department stores in the 1930s
  • Understanding of how the new stores changed the shopping experience for customers
  • Improved skills of looking at archive photos to recognise the differences between then and now

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