Worksheet 1: Changing communities 1
To explore through text from 'Forever and Ever Amen' and relevant images what it was like to grow up in Moss Side in the 1960s and to compare it with life today.
It is the 1960s and James lives at 37 Cadogen Street, Moss Side, with his mum, dad and two sisters. His parents had been born and brought up on the island of St Kitts in the West Indies and came over to England before James was born. Now his mum, who wants the best for her family, is planning a move to a brand new semi-detached house in Ashton-under-Lyne.
2. Now read them again and underline all the bits that tell us about what life was like in the 1960s.
3. Look at the images and in groups discuss the things that you think have changed and the things that you think are still the same. Think particularly about
what people ate then and eat now
jobs then and now (what are the advantages and disadvantages of working from home, piecework, etc.?)
money then and now - wages, costs, etc
Complete the chart Changing Times.
4. To find out about:
Do you know:
What donkey-stoning is?
What janny cakes are?
What half a crown was worth?