Changes in living memory: Shops and Shopping

For our CUSP history unit, we have been learning about changes within living memory.  We have been investigating what our community is like and how we shop today.  We went on a walk into our local area to see what types of shops we may find on a high street, as well as talking about our knowledge of supermarket shopping.  We then looked back in time to the 1950s to work out how people shopped 70 years ago.  We discovered that shops were small, you were served my the shop keeper and used cash to pay for your items.  We discussed similarities and differences between the different time periods and talked about how food types and brands were similar, but the way they were packaged and the way people bought their food was very different.  We really enjoyed our visit to the local heritage museum, where we could see  models of shops from the mid 1900s.

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