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Lesson Plans

Cross Curriculum material for KS1 KS2 and KS3 teachers.

These lesson materials encourage students to explore icons in the classroom, featuring adaptable lesson plans and fun activities that promote awareness of a national heritage.

Click on the links below for ideas about how you might explore Icons of England in your classroom. And for lesson plans that link particular icons from our collection to areas in the curriculum, click on the subject links on the right.



Using Icons in the classroom

What is an icon? / English-Literacy / KS2 & KS3: WHAT IS AN ICON?

Looking at examples of usage, considering dictionary definitions and discussing in small groups, come up with a class definition of the word ‘icon’.


 

Your local icons / Citizenship / KS3: YOUR LOCAL ICONS

Having decided on a definition of an ‘icon’ (above), think about your area and discuss some of the icons that might represent it.


 

Icons of England / Citizenship / KS3: THINKING OF ENGLAND

Having decided on a definition of an ‘icon’ and identified possible local icons (above) discuss some of the icons that might represent it. Consider the choice on the icons website, and submit your own nomination.