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Discover ideas and lines of enquiry for how portraiture can support citizenship teaching in your classroom.

Explore approaches to Citizenship Education through study of Portraiture. Extract published in Teaching Citizenship journal Issue 42/ Autumn 2015.

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This Teachers’ Citizenship Resource supports teachers to explore values through portraiture from the Gallery’s Collections.

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Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.

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Regency familiar faces

Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.

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Who do you think you were?

Answer a few lifestyle questions about the Elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!

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