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Tate Modern can be used to support a number of subjects within secondary teaching, particular as defined in the DfES Schemes of Work. For example, some of the programmes are relevant to the teaching of history. Programmes 10, 11 and 12 cover both world wars and the impact they have had, and as such could be used to support the DfES unit 18, entitled ‘Twentieth-century conflicts’.
Other programmes might be more relevant to geography. For example, for unit 12, ‘Images of a country’, it may be worthwhile considering the different approaches to landscape explored in programmes 7–9 – as well as William Orpen’s Zonnebeke in programme 10 and Dalí’s Mountain Lake in programme 11. Geography unit 18, ‘The global fashion industry’ is designed to teach, among other things ‘the need for mutual respect and understanding’ between the variety of cultures within Britain, which is in part the aim of various works from programmes 13–15, notably Sonia Boyce’s From Tarzan to Rambo in programme 14.
However, inevitably the programmes will be most useful for the teaching of secondary art and design, and can be used to support all of the art and design Schemes of Work to differing degrees. Although these are listed below, a more thorough description of the Schemes of Work can be found on the DfES website, which you can reach via the link section of this site.