primary-schools/Stone-Age-to-Iron-Age

National Curriculum Subject Areas: History
 

Length of session: 75 minutes
 

Maximum group size: 32
 

Learning Outcomes
•    Understand the shift from a hunter-gatherer society to farming and how technology changed
•    Find out about the everyday challenges of life for people living in the Bronze to Iron Age
•    Assess different types of evidence for this period

Session Outline
In this fun interactive session pupils discover how life changed for people through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age.

Activity 1 Giant timeline Pupils look at a giant timeline to get an overview of how technology changed through this period.

Activity 2 Matching game Divided into 4 groups pupils handle replica objects from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age period and match them to the correct time period.

Session 3 Museum search Pupils look for tools and weapons from the Stone to Bronze Age on the top floor of the Museum.

Fantastic opportunity for children to handle artefacts and see difference between time periods. Great range of artefacts to see and handle.  Brilliant host and I would bring a class here again” (KS2 teacher)