M&S Wartime Utility Clothing

Teachers' notes

The material in this resource can be used with different subjects, as prompts for classroom or home work activities.

Curriculum Links:

KS3/4 - Design & Technology, PHSE, Business Studies

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn about the history of M&S
  • To find out what life was like in the past
  • To raise awareness about 'waste not want not'
  • To learn how being creative with limited resources can often lead to invention

This resource could be used as:

  • an introduction to learning about economic use of materials
  • an additional aid to ethics / RE
  • as inspiration or introduction to a real enterprise activity such as fund raising
  • an introduction to consumerism
  • a drama project
  • a fashion design project
  • an aid to history timelines, understanding the manufacturing industry and how government policy can affect what is made in a country
See also M&S Fashion Brands and Synthetic Fabrics.

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