The Dearsley Window art resource

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This resource focuses on a contemporary stained glass window in the Palace of Westminster, called the Dearsley Window, which depicts the story of the Suffragettes' campaign for votes for women.

Watch a short film, in which Baroness Massey explains the significance of the Dearsley window, and follow up with classroom activities.

The film is accompanied by a downloadable support pack containing:

  • Background information about the window
  • 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

Notes for teachers and suggestions for classroom activities for key stage 2 art.

docx file - 1.06 MB
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