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Coronation Symbols

How Are Objects Used as Symbols In The Coronation Ceremony?

How Are Objects Used as Symbols In The Coronation Ceremony?

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Explore the language of symbolism and investigate how symbols have been used by monarchs throughout the ages in art, portraiture and in the Coronation ceremony. Develop your own symbols to represent the core values which young people feel are most relevant for Britain today.

National Curriculum Links

  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • To learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
  • Changes within living memory.
  • ¬†Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how symbols can be used to convey a message or meaning.
  • Explore the symbolism of some of the objects traditionally used within the coronation ceremony.
  • Develop their own symbols to represent the cores values which they feel are most relevant for Britain today.

Resource Information

Key Stage

  • KS1 (age 5-7)
  • KS2 (age 7-11)

Subjects

  • History
  • Art & Design

Topic

  • Historic Environment
  • 20th & 21st Century

Type

  • Lessons Plans

Palace

  • Tower of London
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