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Iron Age Lesson Plans for KS2.
These plans belong to our popular Stone Age to Iron Age Resource Pack.
Includes full lesson plans with Powerpoint slides and pupil resources/worksheets. Topics include Iron Age hill forts and Iron Age art.
1 . Introduction: What does Prehistory Mean?
This lesson puts the Iron Age in context by introducing the period of British history from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Pupils will make a timeline to set this period into the wider context of British History and they will discover how we break up this period into distinct Ages.
2. What was life like in an Iron Age hill fort?
Pupil will discover what life was like in an Iron Age hillfort in Britain. This lesson encourages pupils to engage imaginatively with this historical setting and reflect on how life in this period might have been different to life today, making a storyboard to record their ideas. As an extension activity pupils are challenged to find out about archaeological sites like Maiden Castle.
3. What was Iron Age art like?
Pupils will consider what kind of artefacts tell us about life in the Iron Age. They will investigate the designs found in Celtic art and use these ideas to make their own Celtic design.
These lessons are written for KS2 (ages 7-11) and are aligned to the National Curriculum in the UK but can be easily adapted to other curriculums too. The lesson plans include differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.
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