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Teachers' Notes

This learning story explores the history of the Jewish community in Hull.


Curriculum Links

  • Citizenship KS3 : Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC 
  • History KS2: Local History Study; Extending chronological knowledge beyond 1066 
  • History KS3 : Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to present; social, cultural and technological change in post-war British society 
  • Literacy KS2-3 : Writing for different audiences


Learning Objectives

  • Knowledge of the Jewish community in Hull 
  • Understanding of social and cultural change within a local context
  • Skills to interpret and analyse historical change over time

Discussion Ideas

  • Why do you think the Jewish community might have wanted to set up its own charities?
  • Why might charities have been needed during the early 1800s?
  • Why do you think we still need charities?
  • What might it have been like for new Jewish immigrants arriving in Hull?
  • How do you think the groups and clubs set up by the Jewish community made a difference to people’s lives?
  • Can you think of any modern equivalents of the Hull Jewish groups or organisations?
  • Why are clubs and groups still important today?


Activity Ideas

  • History – Local Study:  Think about what sort of communities might exist within your own local area, whether religious groups, people who have moved to Britain from overseas or people who do certain types of job. How many can you come up with?

    Could you compare the type of communities living in your local area at the moment with those 100 years ago? How have things changed? 
  • Citizenship – British Values
    Choose one of the charitable groups and organisations mentioned within this resource. Do some research to find a modern group with similar aims.

    Think about how this group contributes towards British society as a whole and helps to make Britain a better place. Create a booklet advertising the society and showing why it is important.


Internal Links

More resources on My Learning related to this subject area include:

Local Heroes: Hull Trawlermen

History Around Hull

The Hull Blitz

Hyman Rudstein of the Jewish Battalion


External Links

(My learning is not responsible for the content on external sites).

Hull Jewish Community Website

Records of the Hull Jewish Community

2012 BBC Article about the Decline of the Jewish Population in Hull