Using museum collections for CLIL

Introduction and Context

The Fitzwilliam Museum works with Modern Languages PGCE students at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, to support the embedding of museum and gallery collections in their teaching, using Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). Here you can download the resources the PGCE students created. They focus on topics from different disciplines, using real museum objects and artworks as a foundation.

Ancient Egypt
Impressionists
A painitng of a row of poplar trees, waving to and fro from the foreground to the background. They are surrounded by a clear blue sky. There is a thin line of green grass at the bottom of the painting.
Les peupliers. Translated title; Poplars. Monet, Claude (French, 1840-1926). Oil on canvas, height 89 cm, width 92 cm, 1891.

CLIL Impressionist Paintings Lesson plan

CLIL Impressionist Paintings Student Handout

CLIL Impressionist Paintings Teacher Answer sheet

These resources were all created by ML PGCE students from the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.

Portraits
Elizabeth Vernon, Countess of Southampton. British School. Oil on canvas, height 188 cm, width 109 cm, circa 1603.

CLIL Portraits – Teacher’s Notes

CLIL Portraits – Student Handout – Travail écrit

These resources were all created by ML PGCE students from the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.

The Armoury
A mannequin dressed in a medieval suit of armour sits on a lifesize horse model, which is also dressd in armour
Armour. Whole composite armour, for field or cavalry use, decorated with fluting in the Maximilian fashion. Production Place: South Germany. All dated around 1510-20, except the pair of gauntlets which are probably 19th century, but in the style of about 1510-20.
Horse armour: M.11-13-1947. Peytral, shaffron, and saddle with steels and stirrups, for heavy cavalry use. Decorated with fluting in the ‘Maximilian’ fashion.

CLIL Teacher plan – Armoury

These resources were all created by ML PGCE students from the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.

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