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What is a Coronation?

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Explore the significance of the Coronation as an important historical and national event and find out about the key rituals and symbols which take centre stage in the Coronation ceremony.

National Curriculum links:

  • Answer simple questions about historical stories and artefacts.
  • Changes within living memory.
  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 (for example, the changing power of monarchs).

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what happens at a coronation ceremony, with a focus on the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, including the symbolism of the Coronation Regalia, part of the Crown Jewels.
  • Explore coronations in the past in order to develop an understanding of the historical significance of the Coronation of King Charles III.
  • Increase their understanding of the importance of the Coronation of King Charles III as an event of national significance and as the transition to a new era.

Resource Information

Key Stage

  • SEND

Subjects

  • History
  • PSHE

Topic

  • 20th & 21st Century
  • Historic Environment

Type

  • Lessons Plans

Palace

  • Tower of London
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