about this session
Key stage 2 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors | Session type: Route-based
Imagine you are living in Tudor times and are looking for a job at court! This session focuses on some of the lesser-known jobs occupied by children and explores some of the interesting stories of the adult courtiers who might have been their role models.
Taking place on the Tudor Route, children will enjoy fun activities and listen to real-life stories of the different jobs at court. They will draw comparisons between their own lives and those of Tudor children, and discover that records do exist for lesser-known historical characters - however sparse. And discover how we use this information to build a richer picture of our shared past.
The session supports historical enquiry through active exploration and participation.
- Find out about the real-life jobs that children did at the Tudor court.
- Compare and contrast the lives of Tudor children with ours today.
- Explore the palace spaces to discover how the different roles and functions worked at court.
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This session supports:
- Developing a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding beyond 1066.
- Understanding how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
- Understanding the methods of historical enquiry, how evidence is used to make historical claims.