Suitcase Stories

How has Hackney changed over time?

Find out about how Hackney has changed over time and uncover the stories of different people who have moved to Hackney by exploring their suitcases.

This session touches on a wide range of topics, including the Anglo Saxons, Georgian, Victorian and World War Two Hackney, and the Windrush Generation. It makes a great start or finish to a local history study. Pupils become history detectives, looking through suitcases to find clues that will help them discover whose story each suitcase tells.

KS2 [this is also available for KS1]
90 mins