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Performance, Paintings and Propaganda

Arts Award - Explore

Arts Award - Explore

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History, English (spoken language and artistic practice of drama) | Topics:Tudors | Session Type: Classroom-based

Look at how Tudor art was used to record and convey messages about Henry VIII as a monarch.

Led by an experienced drama specialist, and using iconic paintings and portraits from the Tudor era as stimulus, pupils will take part in a series of drama activities that develop historical enquiry skills.

The session encourages pupils to consider how art can provide context and may be used to make historical claims.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:

  • Understanding the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
  • Knowing and understanding the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • Understanding historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts and frame historically-valid questions.

Booking information

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10.45, 12.45
90 minutes
Up to 35 pupils
£103 plus admission

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