Into Film recommends

Viceroy's House: Empire and Independence

Viceroy's House
Viceroy's House

Ages

11+

Duration

Short (1-4 activities)

Nation

England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

An inspirational, free educational resource made in partnership with NSP and Pathé that uses the brand new film Viceroy's House - released in cinemas on 3 March - to help young people aged 11-19 to engage with the complexities that led to the creation of modern India and Pakistan as they commemorate their 70th anniversary.

The film, directed by Gurinder Chadha, depicts the remarkable true story of the last Viceroy of India and his handling of events in 1947 throughout India's last months as a British Colony.

This flexible resource, which supports History at Key Stage 3, units within exam boards for GCSE and A Level, and additional links to citizenship and SMSC, will connect students to a complex and significant moment in world history, 70 years on. It will enable students to gain knowledge of what happened in the run up to partition, along with the huge social impact it had.

The programme will coincide with schools' wider India 2017 commemorations, and students will complete their learnings by reflecting on the consequences of partition for Britain, India and Pakistan, discussing who the real victors were, and looking at links between India, Pakistan and the UK today. 

Download the resource and prize draw form below to find out how you can win tickets to a preview screening of Viceroy's House with a Q&A with director, Gurinder Chadha.

Screenings will be held from the 3-11 March 2017, so please enter your form as soon as you can! 

This resource includes

pdf

Viceroy's House Screening Prize Draw form

Download this form with the resource to find out how to enter

Size: 435 KB

Download for free

pptx

Viceroy's House: Empire and Independence presentation

PowerPoint presentation for the Viceroy's House resource.

Size: 250.17 MB

Download for free

pdf

Viceroy's House: Empire and Independence Student Pack

Student Pack to accompany the Viceroy's House resource.

Size: 44.82 MB

Download for free

pdf

Viceroy's House: Empire and Independence Teachers' Notes

Teachers' notes to accompany the Viceroy's House resource.

Size: 11.60 MB

Download for free

Director Gurinder Chadha talks in-depth about her new film Viceroy's House,
Video

Director Gurinder Chadha on Viceroy's House

Our young reporter, Nada, talks in more detail with Chadha about her film

Duration: 9:58 mins

Watch for free

Video

Gurinder Chadha discusses Viceroy's House

Gurinder Chadha discusses Viceroy's House with Nada, our Young Reporter

Duration: 4:43 mins

Watch for free

Supports

History

Twentieth Century

World History

Citizenship

PSHE Education

Got Some Feedback?

We love to hear how educators have used our resources.

Contact us
Group of children watching films in a sports hall

How to Find Films

Whether you have a film club or not, start using film in the classroom today.

Still from training video - kids in class.

Training

Learn how to make the most of film in education with our training programme.

What our educators say

"I think that our work on ‘The Girl and the Fox’ has really benefitted our children. I would thoroughly recommend the Into Film approach to any school wanting to improve attainment in literacy."