Britain in Depression 1931-1939
In this unit, you will start by finding out why Britain's economy struggled in the 1930's. You will explore how the government tried to tackle the problem of unemployment in Britain by introducing a range of measures, including the "means test". There are further tutorials covering the impact of the depression on the standard of living and the Jarrow Crusade.
The Depression in Britain
Tutorial explaining how and why the depression hit Britain hard.
The Means Test
Tutorial explaining the origin and application of the means test.
The Jarrow Crusade
Tutorial explaining the story behind the Jarrow Crusade.
List of videos in this section
1. The depression in Britain
2. The policies of the National Government
3. The Means Test
4. The impact of the depression
5. The Jarrow Crusade
6. Popular sport and entertainment
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Click here for all the resources for this unit
Britain 1933-1939 Learning Plan (PDF)
The policies of the National Government
Tutorial exploring the policies that the National Government introduced to tackle the depression.
The impact of the depression
Tutorial examining how the depression impacted on the standard of living in many areas of Britain.
Entertainment and Sport
Tutorial outlining the role of entertainment and sport in peoples lives during the depression in Britain.