Heritage Education – Stone Age to Iron Age

A special day project for Key Stage 2, based in your classroom.

This outreach day project takes your class through the significant changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.  Pupils are encouraged to use archaeological investigative skills to discover this fascinating period of pre-history, illustrated with local Warwickshire sites and replica objects.

The day is led by a Heritage Education group leader and includes:DSCN0774a

  • The changes in the stone age diet as farming developed
  • The introduction of roundhouses in the Bronze Age
  • The opportunity to handle replica objects from the Warwickshire museum collections
  • Being archaeologists and ‘examining’ the remains of a roundhouse

The workshop lasts approximately 4.5 hours and runs from 9.30am – 3.00pm, fitting within your own school day.  It also requires the use of the class projector throughout the day.

Pupils will be able to practise skills in :

  • Chronological understanding – place the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Ages in chronological order and place them in a timeline of British history.
  • Change and continuity – discuss the significant changes between each of the three time periods: Stone, Bronze and Iron.
  • Significance – explain the significance of the changes and developments that occurred during this period, i.e. the development of farming and domestication of animals.
  • Cause and consequence – understand the development of technology and the impact this had on people’s lives.
  • Interpretation – to use objects and scientific evidence to identify characteristics of the different time periods

Key skills:

  • Historic enquiry – comparing/contrasting information, identifying and analysing evidence
  • Use of resource – use of different archeaological and historical sources to find out about life in the past.

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