The Dearsley Window - Parliament art resource

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Ages: Age 7-11

Subjects: Art, History

Topics: Art in Parliament, Suffragettes

Resource Types: Lesson plan, Video, Worksheet

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Description

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

 

Resources

Curriculum guide

Curriculum guide

This document details how the Dearsley Window art resource links to the primary school curriculums for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

docx file - 520 KB

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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