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Undercover time explorer: Tudor kitchens

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About this learning resource

Format: Game

Step into the shoes of a Tudor servant and go back in time to help prepare a feast of food and drink for Henry VIII in his Tudor Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.  But make sure to avoid being caught as an imposter!

National Curriculum links

• Supports students to identify significant events, make connections, draw contrasts, and analyse trends within periods and over long arcs of time.

Learning objectives

• To identify and understand the similarities and differences between Tudor and modern-day food, dress and objects.
• To understand that Tudor society had a strict hierarchy.
• To imagine and describe what a Tudor kitchen and food would have looked like.
• To imagine how a Tudor royal thought and felt.

Resource Information

Key Stage

  • KS2 (age 7-11)

Subjects

  • History

Topic

  • Tudors

Type

  • For the classroom

Palace

  • Hampton Court Palace
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Hello school visitor - Welcome to Hampton Court Palace! Here's what you should know about this historic site ahead of your school visit. Come and take a look inside to get some helpful tips to have the best visit ever!

Key Stage

  • KS1 (age 5-7)
  • KS2 (age 7-11)
  • KS3 (age 11-14)
  • KS4 (age 15-16)
  • KS5 (age 16+)
  • Home Educators
  • SEND

Subject

  • History

Topic

  • Tudors
  • Elizabethans
  • Stuarts
  • Georgians
  • Victorians
  • 20th and 21st Century

Key dates relating to the Tudor and later kitchens at Hampton Court Palace from 1526 to 1979.

Key Stage

  • KS2 (age 7-11)
  • KS3 (age 11-14)
  • KS4 (age 15-16)

Subject

  • History

Topic

  • Tudors

Excerpt from 'De Civitate', 1534 by Desiderius Erasmus.

Key Stage

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

Subject

  • History

Topic

  • Tudors