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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

What might be happening here...?

I like to use this as connect the learning activity with Year 7 students.  It is Peter Bruegel's painting from 1562 called the "Triumph of Death".  Even though we're a few hundred years out in terms of the first outbreak of plague in Britain the scene conjures emotions at the idea that the world had been turned upside down by plague, war and famine.  There's so much rich discussion to be had about the imagery and the possibilities that the students come up with to answer the questions are a fascinating insight into their thinking....