The London Riots

In the summer of 2011, riots in the deprived London borough of Tottenham broke out following an initially peaceful protest over the fatal police shooting of local man Mark Duggan. Disorder soon spread to other parts of England, including Birmingham and Manchester, where extensive looting took place. Five people died, thousands were arrested and millions of pounds of damage was caused.

This set of resources, aimed at key stage 3, investigates the causes, response and effects of the riots.

The resources, which can be downloaded below, were submitted by Helen Smith, Head of Geography at Oasis Academy Oldham, as part of a Geography Quality Marks submission.

Background reading:

The 2011 London Riots, by Wikipedia

England riots: maps and timeine by the BBC

Resource downloads

Lesson plan (121k)

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