Aim of resource:
History: Changes within living memory and significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
Maths: Addition, subtraction and working with money, sequence events in chronological order
Geography: Studying the geography of their school and its surroundings
History: A local history study
Maths: Practical application of maths – money, percentages and fractions
Geography: Observe, measure and record human features of landscape in the local area and changes in locations over time
History: A local history study, challenges for Britain 1901 to present day and social, cultural and technological change in post-war British society
Maths: Interpreting and solving problems, statistics, fractions, percentages
Geography: Analysis and conclusions from geographical data
- Take a look at the Barrow in Furness store history (see also Downloads link below) . Does it sound like a fun place to work, why? What kind of things did the staff do together?
- How is the 1964 shot of the inside of the store different from stores nowadays?
- What do you think the planks leaning against the building are for in the photograph of the store in redevelopment (1931)?
- Why did M&S need to make their Barrow in Furness store bigger in 1931?
- Are there any shops near school? What do they sell?
- M&S stores in some places (such as Manchester) moved all over the city to find the right spot, but the Barrow in Furness store just moved further up the street, why do you think that was?
- If the Dalton Street store opened in 1911, how old is it now?
- The Dalton Street store moved once and was extended five times. What does that tell you about how well M&S was doing as a business?
- In the 1964 interior shot, white shirts are priced at 35 shillings each. You buy 2, how much do you spend? How many pounds (and shillings) do you spend if there are 12 shillings in a pound?