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This resource uses the events of the Spanish Armada, depicted in a series of paintings, as a starting point to explore how personal or historic events can be depicted in works of art.
Watch a short film, in which Lord Crathorne explains the significance of the Armada paintings in Parliament’s art collection, and follow up with classroom activities.
The film is accompanied by a downloadable support pack containing:
- Background information about the Armada paintings and the Spanish Armada
- Lesson plans with a choice of three approaches
- Worksheets for students
Learning outcomes vary depending on which of the three lesson activities is chosen. They include the following.
- Learn about key events and key individuals in the struggle for votes for women
- Express their preferences and views about a work of art
- Find out about techniques used to create stained glass windows
- Carry out research (e.g. looking at the use of stained glass in their local area or finding out about other works by the artist, Shona McInnes)
- Consider the story they would most like to tell through a piece of art
- Create their own artwork
Supporting materials for teachers
Accompanying teachers' notes and suggestions for classroom activities.
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