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Hampton Court in context: reading the historic environment

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GCSE | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors, Stuarts, Georgians | Session Type: Depth Study

Hampton Court is both a magnificent Tudor palace and a beautiful Baroque palace. Students will discover the changing functions and use of Hampton Court Palace over time.

This depth study will encourage students to critically examine primary source material including the buildings and historic artefacts and documents to test how far these sites reflect the changes in local and national history.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:

  • Developing and extending their knowledge and understanding of: specified key events periods and societies in the history of their locality, and in Britain.
  • Understanding, analysing and making valid historical claims from:
  • A range of source material, including written historical sources whose precise provenance is given, as part of an historical enquiry.
  • A range of representations and interpretations of the past as part of an historical enquiry.
  • Understanding historical concepts of continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity and difference, and significance by making connections, drawing contrasts, analysing trends and framing historical questions.
  • Understanding the connections between different aspects of the periods and themes studied; between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, social, political, religious and military history; and between short and long term timescales
  • The study of the historic environment should focus on one particular site in its historical context. The study should examine the relationship between a place and historical events and developments. The focus of study may range in scale from…a particular building or part of a building to a city or rural landscape/setting.

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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
2.5 hours
Up to 35 pupils
£186 plus admission

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