How Are Objects Used as Symbols In The Coronation Ceremony?
About this learning resource
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 a range of techniques and media, including painting.
- To analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work.
- To learn about the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.
- The study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066.
- 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.
- Consider how to use colour, flowers, animals and objects to develop their own symbols to represent the cores values which they feel are most relevant for Britain today.
- KS3 (age 11-14)
- Art & Design
- Historic Environment
- 20th and 21st Century
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