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Lesson aim to know why iron and steel declined on teesside

Lesson aim: to know why iron and steel declined on teesside

Can you find today’s key words in the word search?


Timeline of teesside
Timeline of Teesside

  • 1945 – demand for iron and steel gradually increased, needed in construction and replenishment of the armed forces.

  • 1950 – Teesside produced 30% of the UKs iron

  • 1960s – demand for steel was high, Teesside was the ‘industrial centre for the future’. A large integrated steel works was opened at Redcar. Shell oil refinery opened, ICI expanded.


The tide turned
The tide turned

  • By 1970 – world oil price soared. The chemical industries began to close and move abroad

  • Global demand for steel fell so the workforce fell from 30,000 in 1975 to under 5,000 in 1990.

  • By 1987 25% of people on Teesside were unemployed.

    TASK: explain what the effects of 25% unemployment were on the people of Teesside.


The recovery
The Recovery

  • In 1987 the Teesside Development Corporation (TDC) was set up to improve Teesside and bring new jobs.

    They did the following:

  • £500 million pounds of offices, houses, shops and leisure including Teesside Park, MFC and the Barrage

  • Cleaned up pollution on the river Tees, salmon and seals are now common

    New jobs created now means unemployment is at 12%. How has this made things better for the people of Teesside?


Plenary
Plenary

  • Write down 3 problems losing your job can have on your family.

  • Are their any benefits to losing your job?


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