Hello year 4! I hope we are all safe and well. To continue our learning on the Tudors, today we will explore the Tudor quality of life for the rich and the poor. This includes their food, their clothes and work… This Lesson is a great opportunity to find out more information to include in your information text you are writing for your English home learning!
BRONZE: Follow the link below and listen up to 1:55.
Tudor Food: In Tudor England, there was a massive gap between the rich and the poor. You could tell a person’s wealth by the foods they ate. Divide your page in two. Sort these Tudor Foods into two restaurant menus. One for RICH Tudors and one for POOR Tudors.
SILVER: Follow the link and listen from 1:55 to 3:50.
Tudor clothing: Here are some items of Tudor clothing mentioned in the video. Sort them into: Poor boy’s clothing and Rich boy’s clothing.
-Wooden shoes, with metal bars on the bottom
-satin or velvet blouse (nice shirt)
-soft, leather, pointy-toed shoes
-a ruff around the neck
-dirty woollen shorts and leggings
-smooth pair of stockings
-itchy woolly shirt
Next draw a Tudor peasant man and a Tudor rich man. Label them with the items of Tudor clothing from the video.
Extra challenge: Research more about what rich Tudor women would have worn. Draw and label one of Henry’s wives.
GOLD: Listen to the radio clip from 3:50 until the end
GOLD: Tudor Job Descriptions
In the video, we heard about some Tudor jobs.
1) Which of these jobs were done by the rich? Which jobs were done by the poor?
Moat cleaner, Cook, Tailor, Schoolchild, Schoolmaster, Marriageable daughter, Helping at home, Barber as physician, dentist and surgeon to the poor.
CHALLENGE: Create a ‘Job description’ for jobs and activities in the Tudor Era. A job description explains what someone’s job is. Your job descriptions need to explain what you have to be good at to do the job or activity. Your job descriptions should be about three sentences long. For example:
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