Heritage Education – Stone Age to Iron Age

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Key Stage; key stage 2
Delivered at; In your classroom
Duration; 4.5 hours, 9.30am – 3pm
Capacity: one class up to 35
Main focus; History, English
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Workshop Outline
Imagine Warwickshire 5,000 years ago using archaeological investigative skills to explore this period of pre-history. Using group activities significant changes between each period are a focus of this workshop. Decide what foods Stone Age people hunted, farmed and gathered in the food sorting game. Handle and examine replica tools from all three periods. Use real archaeological evidence from the local area to understand how we know about people from these periods. Excavate a mini roundhouse and mark out it’s size as a class using what you’ve learnt from your excavation. Learn about life in the Iron Age by examining artefacts from an Iron Age rubbish pit, what can they tell us about people who lived then?
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This workshop requires the use of the class projector throughout the day.
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Key skills covered
  • Chronological understanding
  • Change and continuity – discuss the significant changes between each of the time periods.
  • Understanding the development of technology and the impact this had.
  • Interpretation of evidence
  • Historic enquiry
  • Group working
  • Questioning evidence and making conclusions

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