The history of our localities, towns and cities can shed light on the changes, movements and developments seen by society over time.
The activities below can be used alongside other local history resources, such as those on the Digital Salford website www.salford.photos
At Salford Local History Library you can access other fascinating material including
The activity ideas below can be adapted for KS1-4 and different abilities, themes and geographical areas.
Ask pupils to think about what has changed and what has stayed the same.
Ask them to work in groups to look at maps and photographs from different time periods and note similarities and differences.
Ask each group to look at similarities and differences in a particular area. For example: transport, roads, housing and industry. You can ask them to think about:
Collect a selection of transport-related photographs from a source such www.salford.photos and use the worksheet provided.
This activity can be adapted for use with other themes such as
Download the worksheet provided – instructions are included on it.