Starter ideas: The life and times of Francis Drake

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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 2
Resource type: 
Lesson plans
National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
School subject: 
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

Before introducing the enquiry, these starter activities can help familiarise students with the Tudor world in which Francis Drake and other adventurers set sail.