Students find different features in a brilliant drawing of a scene, by artist Peter Dunn, from the Battle of Hastings. They are then asked how did the artist know?
They analyse written sources, then the Bayeux Tapestry to check.
Next they hear from the artist who tells them exactly how he re-constructed the image.
They then end by deciding if the artist really did his homework before drawing this scene.
This lesson now has a downloadable homework task that you can just print off and set your students.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF – new
- Resources 1-4 including the artist reconstruction and sources:PDF
- Worksheet 1: PDF
- Homework task: PDF
- Homework task with teacher answers: PDF