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Box 11a & 11b Tudor Rich and Poor

These two boxes contain a selection of costumes and artefacts to illustrate the difference between the lives of rich and poor people in Tudor Britain. The boxes provides the opportunity for discussion of not only the difference between rich and poor in the past, but also how these items and clothing differ from people in the present. Useful as both an introductory resource and as support for an ongoing study of Britain post 1066.

Ideal for use with Key Stage 2

Key learning objectives

  • History: To enable pupils to explore what life was like for rich and poor people during the Tudor Period, by handling costumes and artefacts and by taking part in group activities.
  • Speaking and Listening: To encourage pupils to work effectively as a member of a group, using speaking and listening skills.
  • Literacy: To explore the lives of rich and poor people by using secondary sources and images.

Box contents

  • Costumes include a poor man’s outfit and a Rich woman’s dress with head-dress.
  • Artefacts include a wooden trencher and horn beaker, a pewter plate and goblet, a pair of wooden pattens, Coins and Jewellery.
  • Resources include pictures, booklets, posters and labels for display.

Hiring a box

Collect on a Monday between 12pm and 5:30pm, and return on a Friday before 5:30pm.
Closed 1pm to 1.30pm.

To discuss your needs or to make a booking contact Alexandra Walker tel 01962 678199.