M&S First Self-Service Shopping System

Teachers' notes

This resource is part of an 'Innovation' theme intended to provide a broad picture of the development of M&S innovations, using selected items from the M&S Company Archive's collection of images. The overall aim of innovation related resources is to show changes in the history of the company, and how these link to social history and world events.

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

Curriculum Links:

KS3 Cross-Curricular
This resource could be used in a number of subject areas including those show below.  It provides material that teachers could use as a small part of a lesson topic (i.e. to present to pupils within a selection of wider ranging resources), or as a source evaluation practice piece.
  • History - 21st Century
  • Geography - Human Geography
  • Design & Technology / Product Design
  • PHSE
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Art & Design

Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge of when and how self-service shopping was introduced and what preceded it
  • Understanding of the reasons that a major high street retailer pioneered such innovative practices in the 1940s
  • Improved skills of looking at archive photos to identify the differences between then and now

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