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Rich and Poor Tudors

£14.50
SKU H34CS40190
Key Stage 2 The Tudor Era History Year 3 Year 4

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This series of seven complete lessons compares the very different lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times and studies the differences in lifestyles and living conditions. Your class will start by thinking about what life would have been like in Tudor times before looking in more detail at aspects such as housing, food, entertainment, crime and punishment for both rich and poor Tudors.

 
#TheCompleteSeries7lessons

With lesson plans, slides, differentiated worksheets, activity ideas, picture cards, board games, question cards and so much more, you will find a wealth of teaching resources within these 'Rich and Poor Tudors' lessons to make teaching this fascinating and fun-filled scheme of work easy!

#Lesson1WhoWereTheTudors

The first lesson in this series introduces your class to the Tudor family. It starts off by looking at the Battle of Bosworth and how the Tudors came to power, before giving your class a brief overview of each of the Tudor monarchs. Your children will then consider what they already know about this period and what they would like to find out.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Question cards
#Lesson2WealthandPoverty

In this lesson, your class will learn about the different social groups of people in Tudor times and how Tudor society was structured. Your class use various images to identify whether they think someone was rich or poor, describing what it is about the image that tells them which social group someone belonged to.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
#Lesson3TudorHouses

This informative lesson provides a wealth of resources to teach your class about Tudor houses and the differences in living standards between the rich and the poor. The slides show children some pictures of both the interior and exterior of Tudor houses, encouraging your class to discuss what they can see and what this can tell them. They will then explore some of the features of Tudor houses, including wattle and daub, bricks and the use of glass to signify wealth.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Picture cards
  • Information sheet
  • Research cards
#Lesson4Inventories

This lesson will teach your class what an inventory is and how they were used when a Tudor person died. They will go through some inventories and decide on whether it showed the goods of a rich or a poor person. There is also the opportunity to translate an inventory from old English to modern English.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Rich inventory sheet
  • Poor inventory sheet
#Lesson5TheLivesofthePoor

This lesson takes a closer look at the lives of poor Tudors and studies why there were so many poor people in Tudor Britain. It details why poor people were generally treated with disdain and some of the ways in which measures were later put in place during the reign of Elizabeth I to protect the poor. Your children can do some research of their own to find out more about the lives of poor people or play a fun board game to help them learn some facts.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Information sheet
  • Board game
  • Question cards
#Lesson6TheLivesoftheRich

Your class will have the chance to put their research skills to the test in this lesson as they investigate what the lives of rich Tudors were like, looking at aspects such as clothes, entertainment, food and pastimes. They can then present their findings in a variety of ways to express what they have found out.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Information sheet
  • Question cards
#Lesson7WhatWereTheDifferences

This final lesson gives your class to reflect on what they have learnt about rich and poor Tudors and enables them to draw comparisons between their different lifestyles and experiences. They will think about a variety of aspects of life during the Tudor period, such as the difference between town life and country life, food, housing and health, and express their understanding in a variety of ways.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Category cards
  • End of unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
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