Jarrow Crusade

Lesson Plan

By Jon Nichol , published 10th January 2011

1930s Depression: a case study

Bringing this decade of economic depression and hardship to life for the children, using the story of the 1936 Jarrow march.

(These resources are attached below)

As an introduction to the 1930s the class had already watched the How We Used to Live video. The children had also written letters to their grandparents, asking for memories of pre- and post-war Britain.

Web links

Photographs of the Jarrow Crusade: Jarrow marchers

BBC summary of the Jarrow Crusade, including the general situation, a brief biography of Ellen Wilkinson, and the aftermath.

Other useful websites:
A primary source: Guardian article, written a week after the start of the March; gives typical reporter's account of the marchers.

Concise summary.

Attached files: