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About this resource

About Us

he Tudors in London was created by the London Grid for Learning as a strategic response to the revised National Curriculum. The resource offers support to both specialist and non-specialist History teachers as they deliver elements of the new curriculum. It aims to develop an understanding of a historical context in which to appreciate how events of 500 years ago still impact London life today.

The project has been created by drawing on the expertise of Meriel Jeater, Curator at the Museum of London. Featuring over 140 high-quality videos clips and over 60 high-resolution images from the Museum of London Archaeological Archive, Royal Collection Trust and key Tudor locations in London, the extensive digital collection is further enhanced by a framework of curriculum-linked material. Lesson plans suggest classroom-based activities to help teachers make the most of the wide range of resources within the historical archive.

The resource is designed to be used both as a class teaching tool and in an individual learner context. The structure of support material is specifically designed to

meet the needs of History teachers working with Key Stage 2 pupils. It is recognised that in the next few years, many non-specialist teachers will be required to deliver the History curriculum in a wide variety of contexts as they adapt to the revised National Curriculum. It is for these teachers that detailed lesson plans are provided, offering a complete support package to maximise the benefit of this digital collection. However, the resource is equally designed to be of great value to the subject specialist, who may wish to use it in a disaggregated way. The availability of video embed codes and downloadable high-resolution images allows teachers who are familiar with learning platforms to enhance the material further by creating their own online learning pathways.

There is limited access for schools to many of the artefacts and some of the locations featured in The Tudors in London (e.g. the Rose Theatre and Charterhouse). LGfL is providing comprehensive online access to locations that teachers would never normally be able to integrate into programmes of study – and all with the expert guidance of the curator / presenter.

Introduction to this resource

Welcome to the London Archaeological Archive

Museum of London

he Museum of London consists of three sites – the Museum of London in the City, the Museum of London Docklands in Canary Wharf and the Archaeological Archive in Hackney – and tells the story of London and its people from prehistoric times to the present day. It offers a wide range of inspirational museum-based and outreach sessions for schools at all Key Stages that support subjects across the curriculum. Authoritative and engaging online resources and free activities for teaching and learning, as well as full session listings, are available through the museum website, or you can contact us via email.

© Museum of London

© Museum of London

Rose Theatre Trust

he Rose Playhouse, built in 1587 and the first Tudor playhouse on Bankside, is now an archaeological site with performing facilities and open to the public on Saturdays. The Rose Theatre Trust is developing plans as part of the Rose Revealed project to open the site permanently as an educational and performing space. At present we offer outreach work in primary schools on Elizabethan dress, manners, food, dance and local history, particularly looking at sources. As there are no toilet facilities only occasional workshops for older pupils are run on site at present. For further information see The Rose Playhouse website.

© Rose Theatre Trust

© Rose Theatre Trust

The Charterhouse

he Charterhouse is a former medieval monastery and Tudor mansion in the heart of London. It is home to a collection of exceptional historic buildings and has hosted an array of people who have shaped the history of England. The Charterhouse will open to the public in 2016 and a cross-curricular schools programme for all Key Stages is being developed in partnership with the Museum of London. For further information see The Charterhouse website.

© The Charterhouse

© The Charterhouse

Historic Royal Palaces

ampton Court Palace has a long and fascinating history. It was transformed from a courtier’s house, to a cardinal’s palace, to a luxurious royal residence in the Tudor period. Later kings and queens rebuilt large parts of Hampton Court so today’s palace has a mixture of architectural styles which reveal its complex history. The palace is now cared for by Historic Royal Palaces. Details of education sessions for schools and colleges, and further learning resources, are available on the Hampton Court Palace website.

© Historic Royal Palaces

© Historic Royal Palaces