The Armada Paintings art resource

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Key Stages: Key stage 2 - age 7-11

Subjects: Art, History

Topics: Art in Parliament

Resource Types: Lesson plan, Video, Worksheet

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Description

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

Learning outcomes vary depending on which of the three lesson activities is chosen.  They include the following.

Students could:

  • 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

 

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Supporting materials for teachers

Supporting materials for teachers

Accompanying teachers' notes and suggestions for classroom activities.

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