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KS2 History - Exploring Tudor Values



Jen Ager, a Year 5 teacher at High Hesket Primary School in Cumbria, immerses her class in a week-long project looking at Tudor values.

Exploring the period, the class handle Tudor artefacts, listen to accounts from Tudor sailors, and fire their imaginations by going out into the Cumbrian countryside to empathise with exposed explorers. The class cook and eat sailors' food hard tack, and learn about the nutritional value of weevils.

Jen provides plenty of original sources for the class to analyse in this fully cross-curricular lesson, and even invites an expert from London's National Maritime Museum to visit her classroom, via a webcam.

Published : May 2008

15 mins


Primary Teacher


Primary History

Tudor times

Historical enquiry


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