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Monarchs

Compare the lives and reigns of sixteenth-century Queen Elizabeth I and nineteenth-century Queen Victoria. Place their reigns and significant events from their lives on a timeline. Consider the different things you can learn from portraits and the changes in fashion that took place between the Tudor and Victorian periods. Identify the key roles of a monarch through interactive activities and develop an understanding of how your values match up to British values of the past.

Session 1 The role of a monarch

Objectives

History

  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
  • Compare aspects of life, identifying similarities and differences between different periods.

English

  • Compose sentences orally before writing them.
  • Re-read what has written to check that it makes sense.
  • Write for different purposes.
  • Use simple punctuation accurately.
  • Identify the features of a command.

Teaching and Activities

Order pictures of some British monarchs on a timeline; Identify the key roles of a monarch and write them in the form of a fun job description.

Teaching Outcomes
To identify and sort photos of some English/British monarchs onto a timeline.
To compose commanding statements to go in a monarch’s job description.

Children will:

  • Order pictures of some significant/famous English/British monarchs on a timeline.
  • Identify the key roles of a monarch and write them in the form of a job description.

Provided Resources

  • Images of monarchs with clues
  • Names and dates and a class timeline
  • Sample job description
  • Sample commands and statements

You Will Need

  • Crown shaped paper
  • Metallic pens

Session 2 Queen Elizabeth I and England at the time of her reign

Objectives

History

  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
  • Compare aspects of life, identifying similarities and differences between different periods.

Art and Design

  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Teaching and Activities

Begin to develop knowledge and understanding of the life and role of Elizabeth I through images, role-play and stories; explore the significant developments of English life during Elizabeth I’s reign through mystery items; make an Elizabethan collage using images from the time of Elizabeth I.

Teaching Outcomes

To role-play aspects of Elizabethan life and explore aspects of Elizabeth I’s legacy through mystery items.
To make a collage using Elizabethan images focusing on colour, form and theme.

Children will:

  • Begin to develop knowledge and understanding of the life and role of Elizabeth I through images, role-play and stories.
  • Explore the significant developments of English life during Elizabeth I’s reign through mystery items.
  • Make an Elizabethan collage using images from the time of Elizabeth I

Provided Resources

  • Images of Elizabeth I
  • Life then and now images
  • Mystery items, images and explanations
  • ‘Elizabethan tales’
  • Collage examples and images

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 3 Queen Victoria and Britain at the time of her reign

Objectives

History

  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
  • Compare aspects of life, identifying similarities and differences between different periods.

Art and Design

  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Teaching and Activities

Begin to develop knowledge and understanding of the life and role of Victoria through images, role-play and stories; explore the significant developments of English life during Victoria’s reign through mystery items; create an ‘in this era’ collage using images from the time of Victoria.

Teaching Outcomes
To use stories and images to role-play aspects of Victorian life and explore aspects of Victoria’s legacy through mystery items.
To make a collage using Victorian images focusing on colour, form and theme.

Children will:

  • Begin to develop knowledge and understanding of the life and role of Victoria through images, role-play and stories.
  • Explore the significant developments of English life during Victoria’s reign through mystery items.
  • Make a Victorian collage using images from the time of Victoria.

Provided Resources

  • Images of Victoria
  • Life then and now images
  • Mystery items, images and explanations
  • ‘Victorian tales’
  • Collage examples and images

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 4 Fashion and make-up developments from Queen Elizabeth I to Queen Victoria

Objectives

History

  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
  • Compare aspects of life, identifying similarities and differences between different periods.

Art and Design

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

Teaching and Activities

Sort sample fashions and make-up trends into Elizabethan and Victorian; role-play an editorial meeting from a magazine, identifying fashion and make-up trends during the Elizabethan and Victorian eras; design and make an outfit in the style of either Elizabeth I or Victoria based on the fashions from the era concerned.

Teaching Outcomes
To sort fashion images into Elizabethan and Victorian eras and identify fashion trends from Elizabethan and Victorian eras using images.
To collaboratively design and make two outfits (one for a man and one for a woman) based on the fashions of a given era.

Children will:

  • Sort sample fashions and make-up trends into Elizabethan and Victorian.
  • Role-play an editorial meeting from a magazine, identifying fashion and make-up trends during the Elizabethan and Victorian eras.
  • Design and make an outfit in the style of either Elizabethan or Victorian fashion .

You Will Need

  • Range of materials and papers
  • String and wool
  • Face paints

Session 5 The values of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria as seen in portraits

Objectives

History

  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
  • Identify similarities and differences between different periods.

Art and Design

  • Use drawing and painting to develop and share their ideas and imagination.
  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Teaching and Activities

Know that items in some portraits represent the values of the person painted; suggest the values of Elizabeth I and Victoria by looking at the ‘symbols’ found in portraits of them; paint a portrait of either Elizabeth I or Victoria, which includes symbolic items that reflect their values at that time.

Teaching Outcomes
To identify some symbols used by Elizabeth I and Victoria that represent their values and look for symbolism in portraits of Elizabeth I and Victoria.
To paint a portrait of Elizabeth I or Victoria that includes some symbolism.

Children will:

  • Know that items in some portraits represent the values of the person painted.
  • Suggest the values of Elizabeth I and Victoria by looking at the symbols found in portraits of them.
  • Paint a portrait of either Elizabeth I or Victoria, which includes symbolic items that reflect their values at that time.

Provided Resources

  • Symbol game
  • Symbols and portraits of both queens
  • Body proportions

You Will Need

  • Paints, paintbrushes, paper

Session 6 What sort of monarch would you be?

Objectives

History

  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
  • Compare aspects of life, identifying similarities and differences between different periods.

Art and Design

  • Use drawing to develop and share their ideas and imagination.
  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Teaching and Activities

Use the values of monarchs in the past to help you come up with your own values if you were to be king or queen; use historical ‘symbols’ that represent values to help identify some symbols that you could use to represent your own values; design and make a throne that is decorated in visual symbols that would represent your values if you were king or queen.

Teaching Outcomes
To compare the values of a modern monarch with those of Elizabeth I and Victoria and use historical symbols to inspire their own symbols.
To draw symbols that represent our own values and create a throne decorated with drawn value symbols.

Children will:

  • Use the values of monarchs in the past to help them come up with their own values if they were to be king or queen.
  • Use historical symbols that represent values to help identify some symbols that they could use to represent their own values.
  • Design and make a throne that is decorated in visual symbols that represent the values of the child if they were king or queen.

You Will Need

  • Paper and drawing material

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.