About this learning resource
The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022 was both a landmark in Britain’s history and a shared 'moment' for its communities. This teacher's pack includes an assembly and lesson plan which focus on the significance of the Platinum Jubilee, introduces the Queen’s role as monarch of the UK and Head of the Commonwealth, and outlines the history of Royal Jubilees, including how Jubilees have been celebrated at the Tower of London. The activities provided encourage students to think about some of the social, economic and cultural changes that have taken place in the UK over the course of the Queen’s reign since 1952.
National Curriculum links
- Continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history
- Note connections, contrasts and trends over time
- A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 (for example, the changing power of monarchs)
- Develop chronological understanding of British and local history
- Find out about the Commonwealth
- Explore social changes that have taken place in the UK since 1952
- Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts
- KS2 (age 7-11)
- 20th and 21st Century
- For the classroom
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