This resource is one of a series entitled 'Back to the 50s' intended to develop pupils' understanding of life in the 1950s using resources on the Yorkshire region. Other resources in the series include:
The resource includes film footage from the Yorkshire Film Archive, images, worksheets, activity ideas, pupil's responses and a quiz.
KS2 Citizenship - Transition - Community; Living in a diverse world - Culture
KS2 English - Non-fiction texts - First person reports; Speaking and Listening - Group discussion
KS2 History - Life in Britain Since 1930 - Home Life; Local Study - Life in the Past
Aim of the resource:
To help pupils discover the contrasting living conditions between 1950s and modern Britain.
Knowledge of life in the 1950s and activities people enjoyed
Understanding of the differences between modern and post-war Britain
Skills to draw on primary resources to learn about the past
Over a period of six weeks, Yorkshire Film Archive and Leeds Industrial Museum worked with pupils from St Bart's Primary School in Armley to investigate how the people of Leeds would have lived in the 1950s. During the workshops the children used original documents, photos, film resources and interviews to discover the similarities and differences between life in the 1950s and the present day.