We have been learning all about Tudor ways of life. In this lesson we will explore Tudor buildings- how were they built? How are they different from modern houses? You can still see Tudor buildings in lots of towns and cities today characterised by their pitched roofs, white walls and crooked black beams.
BRONZE: Read the slides below and answer the questions:
1) What is ‘wattle’ made of?
2) What is ‘daub’ made of?
3) What part of the house does the ‘wattle and daub’ make?
4) Why were the beams on Tudor houses uneaven?
5) What ingenious idea did Tudor builders come up with to create extra space inside the house?
6) Name one way you could tell a whether a Tudor person was wealthy by looking at their house.
SILVER: Sketch a Tudor building and label each part. Try to include extra details about the materials used and what this tells us about the status of the home owner.
Here are some photographs to help you. Notice that some houses had more decorative black beams- this was to show off the owners wealth!
GOLD: Tudor Architect Challenge!
For those of you who would like a project… I would like you to build your very own model Tudor house! First you will need to decide if you are building the house of a rich Tudor, or a poor Tudor- How will this effect the appearance of the building?
Watch the video below for instructions on how to model your house. (Don’t worry if you don’t have exactly the same materials as the lady in the video- see what you can find at home, cardboard, magazines, lolly sticks…)
Don’t forget to take photos of the making process and your finished model and email them in- we would love to see!