Basing House is the ideal site to learn about the Tudor times, the Civil War, and how one site has developed and changed over time. It can offer a rewarding cross-curricular experience that includes elements of not only History, but also Geography, Maths, Archaeology, Citizenship, Drama and much more.
We offer four programmes for schools that use the resources of this unique site and link with the National Curriculum 2014. Our staff can also adapt sessions to focus on your particular learning objectives, whether it be an afternoon developing map-reading skills, or a morning talking to a Civil War soldier’s wife, there is something to suit every class.
Key Stage 2
For Key Stage 2 there are three programmes which all support the Local History Study or a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066:
- Tudor Life
- Palace to Ruins: Tudor Life to Civil War in Hampshire
- Survivor in the Landscape: Basing House through Time*
* Survivor in the Landscape also supports KS2 Geography: Geographical skills and fieldwork, Human and physical geography and Location knowledge.
Key Stage 2: Shakespeare’s Tudor Times
**Celebrating Shakespeare Week, 17-23 March 2014**
A unique opportunity for cross-curricular learning: for four days only (Monday 17 March to Thursday 20 March 2014), Basing House is offering a specially adapted version of our Tudor Life programme for Key Stage 2 at no extra cost.
Students will meet Mr William Shakespeare (a Costumed Interpreter), and investigate the Tudor Times in which he lived and wrote his famous plays and poems.
An interactive, immersive and fun programme, setting historical and social context for the Tudors and an introduction to Shakespeare, students will interact with the Interpreter and participate in a range of activities using archaeology, replicas and the site of Basing House to uncover what life was like for Shakespeare and the people who lived and worked in his Tudor Times.
- A minimum of 1 class and a maximum of 3 classes can be accommodated.
- Cost £75 per class.
for more information about the Tudor content of the sessions on which this unique programme is based.
For further information and to make bookings, please contact Linda Owen, tel 01256 403905, email email@example.com
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 we offer ‘Civil War: History Makers’ which supports the Local History Study and the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745.
Basing House has a Museum with rooms dedicated to everyday life in the Tudor period and the Civil War as it happened here at the site.