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Why is the Platinum Jubilee Important?

Teacher guide

Teacher guide

About this learning resource

Format: PDF

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 assembly pack focusses on the significance of 2022’s Platinum Jubilee as both a landmark in Britain’s history and a shared 'moment' for its communities. It introduces the Queen’s role as monarch of the UK and Head of the Commonwealth and the history of Royal Jubilees, including how Jubilees have been celebrated at the Tower of London. It encourages 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

  • Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901
  • Social, cultural and technological change in post-war British society

Learning objectives

  • Have a greater understanding of the role of the monarch in the UK
  • Understand that the Commonwealth is made up of people from many different countries with different faiths, cultures and traditions
  • Explore social change in the UK since 1952

Resource Information

Key Stage

  • KS3 (age 11-14)

Subjects

  • History

Topic

  • Georgians
  • Victorians
  • 20th and 21st Century

Type

  • For the classroom

Palace

  • Tower of London
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Subject

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