National Portrait Gallery
NPD has digital resources that can be used for History classes and also Art & Design classes.
Learning and Teaching Resources
The National Portrait Gallery provides digital resources to support teaching and learning in History, which link to the National Curriculum programme of study focusing on British History and the Empire. It enables pieces of art to become a stimulus for learning about History.
Teachers will find a set of guides particularly useful. For example, teacher notes are provided for using The House of Commons 1833 by Sir George Hayter as a means of examining British politics and parliament in the past. There is background information for teachers and pupils along with key questions to consider. Suggested classroom activities are also provided. Mary Seacole, Tudor and Jacobean portraits and anti-slavery resources can also be found. Once again, teacher guides provide background information and draw attention to how pieces of art can be used in the classroom in order to examine the past, whether this is a historical period or the contributions of individuals.