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Coronation Learning Resources

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These resources have been designed to be taught in sequence, beginning with the Assembly, but could equally work as standalone lessons.

ASSEMBLY: WHAT IS A CORONATION?

Portrait of Elizabeth I in her coronation regalia.

What is a Coronation?

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.

What is a Coronation?

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CORONATION VALUES & SYMBOLS: THE CORONATION AS A MOMENT OF CHANGE (HISTORY/CITIZENSHIP)

Coronation Values & Symbols

Explore the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as a moment of transition and reflect on the values which were important for her throughout her reign. What has changed, and what are young people’s hopes for the future in the reign of King Charles III?

CORONATION VALUES & SYMBOLS

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Living Paintings Learning Resource

The charity Living Paintings are providing free sensory coronation gifts for blind and visually impaired children and young people that will help them experience the coronation through touch and sound. Their gift includes tactile-audio resources of key elements of the coronation such as the St Edward’s Crown, as well as the profile portrait of King Charles III that will become the iconic image of his reign. They have resources available for ages 0-18 and they can be enjoyed at school or at home.

Living Paintings

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