Tower of London Historic Environment

Source Capsule

Source Capsule

About this learning resource

Format: Power Point Presentation

A selection of primary and secondary image and written sources from across the lifespan of the Tower. This resource is designed to support teachers using the Tower as their Historic Site for the OCR History B specification.

National Curriculum Links

• OCR B: Component Group 2: History Around Us : Historic Environment.
• OCR A: Component Group 2: Castles: Form and Function c.1000–1750.
• AQA: Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section B: British Depth Studies (Historic Environment).

Learning Objectives

• Students will understand that evidence is used to interpret history.
• Students will apply primary and secondary evidence to question Tower history and draw conclusions on its changing uses and importance.
• To support students in their own hypotheses about the Tower’s history using primary and secondary evidence.
• Using primary and secondary sources.

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Resource Information

Key Stage

KS4 (age 15-16)

Subject

History

Topic

Historic Environment

Type

For the classroom

Palace

Tower of London

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Artefacts dating from AD50 to 1952 for use as primary source material.

Key Stage

KS3 (age 11-14)KS4 (age 15-16)KS5 (age 16+)Home Educators

Subject

HistoryArchaeology

Topic

Historic Environment

The history of the Tower of London from AD50 to today.

Key Stage

KS3 (age 11-14)KS4 (age 15-16)KS5 (age 16+)Home EducatorsInternational

Subject

History

Topic

Historic Environment

Profiles of key players at the Tower from 1066 to 2000.

Key Stage

KS3 (age 11-14)KS4 (age 15-16)

Subject

HistoryArchaeology

Topic

MedievalTudorsStuarts