Drake lesson notes – Hot-seating activity: Tudor Question Time

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Key stage: 
Key Stage 2
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Teacher notes
National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
School subject: 
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

What happened on Francis Drake’s famous voyage? And what did his contemporaries think of him? Students step into the shoes of those who knew Francis Drake to develop their own hypothesis about whether Francis Drake was a pirate, an explorer or a privateer.