Teacher's Toolkit: The Architect's Design Dilemma

Teacher's Toolkit: The Architect's Design Dilemma

Welcome, Time Explorers teacher! You have booked a digital mission to help the architect, John Vanbrugh, convince the new King, George I, to keep Hampton Court Palace. These lesson ideas, resources and films have been designed to extend your pupils learning in the classroom before and after their visit.

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Lesson ideas and resources

The pre and post-visit classroom activities will introduce Hampton Court Palace and place the pupils’ mission into a historical context. They include class discussion, drama and role play and creative writing and have been designed around the new National Curriculum to support your pupils to develop the skills needed to become successful Time Explorers. 

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Films for the classroom

Before your visit

'How to do a mission' film

This film introduces your pupils to Hampton Court Palace and explains what to expect when they arrive. It also shows what they need to do to complete their mission.

Architect film 1 - Mission briefing

Introduce your pupils to their mission and meet John Vanbrugh, the architect in need of their help.

After your visit

Architect film 2 - Mission complete!

Your mission is complete! The architect is very grateful and has a classroom message for your pupils. 

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