The Wallace Collection

Secondary School Programme

Contrasting civilisations: The Ashanti and Dutch Empires

History, Geography and SMSC: further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions and to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures

Compare and contrast two very different images, the gold mask from the great the Ashanti [Asante] civilisation of Ghana and a seventeenth century Dutch painting ‘The Young Archer’. By examining these original sources students will learn about the diversity of these societies, some characteristic features of these civilisations and the main features of their cultural heritage. Students will:

  • Use evidence
  • Use historical concepts to make connections and draw contrasts
  • Use the connections between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history to gain a historical perspective

Year-round session

Duration: 2 hours

Supports Geography, History

For Key Stage 3

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