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More Than a Palace?

500 years of history in one site

500 years of history in one site

About this session

Key Stage 3 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors, Stuarts, Georgians | Session Type: In Depth Study Day

Hampton Court has been the place of over 500 years of history. Students will explore how the palace has changed over the centuries, from its Tudor beginnings to its modern day use. This is an ideal session to support the national curriculum: a local history study.

Through in-depth study students will develop their skills of historical enquiry, using primary source materials in the form of historic artefacts and paintings to understand how the palace reflects changes in the local and national history.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:

  • Knowing and understanding the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day.
  • Understanding 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, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions.
  • 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.

Booking information

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

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