Climbing the Tudor job ladder

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By Jane Bowerconsultant to primary schools in art, drama, dance and literacy

Original article published on 26 September 2007

The following activities invite children to look at conditions in Tudor towns and the different types of jobs that were available at that time.

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Activity 1 uses role play to visit a ‘Tudor Job Centre’.
Activity 2 encourages children to interview each other at a ‘Tudor Job Fair’.

Activity 1: The apprentice

Learning objective: to learn about a variety of Tudor occupations through role play.

You will need: background information (see essential facts and activity sheet, ‘Job descriptions’); workspace for drama; whiteboard; sticky notes; pen.

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