The following statements are ones that the children

The following statements are ones that the children
came up with after research from the post-war
period to show some of the changes in Britain. They
were then laminated and each child given a card
and asked to find a space. I then got children to
think about which of the other statements theirs
might relate to and then linked those children with
a piece of wool. We continued to do this until all of
the children were connected and were in a right
tangle. Obviously you could add more if you
wanted to.
Interesting that the children noted that some were
linked to a lot of other statements e.g ‘Had more
disposable income’ was linked to about 7!
Very loud, very confusing activity, but a great way
to get them linking ideas and thinking about knock
on effects of any changes.
More women started
to work and so had
their own money
Women started to
get more
professional jobs
Divorce rates went
Household appliances
such as fridges, freezers
and microwaves
became common
More quick and
convenient food
Women gained more
independent and
equal rights from
Domestic appliances such
as vacuums, washing
machines and dish
washers become common
Knowledge of the
wider world
Supermarkets invented,
where most household
items can be bought
under one roof
Wages went up
People had more
‘disposable income’
or spending money
Fashion became very
particularly amongst
younger people
The average house got
larger and had more
facilities i.e. an indoor
More people could
afford their
own cars
People could afford
to go on holiday
Air travel became
More exotic foods
from other countries
started being eaten
Technology advanced
in travel i.e. quicker
trains and aeroplanes
Development of the
microchip, which goes into
processing appliances e.g.
calculators, computers,
mobile phones etc
The average age for
people getting
married and having
children goes up
‘Popular culture’ e.g.
music and films
becomes more
More people started
working in office jobs
rather than practical
or production jobs
People could work
further away from
where they lived
Motorways and dual
carriageways made
road travel quicker
and easier
Wider range of
leisure activities
The welfare state
People are living