High School ancient history lesson plans and activities: Stone Age to Iron Age

Resources and ideas for history, ancient history, stone age to iron age, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

History timeline for display - easily adapted

History timeline for display - easily adapted

Goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day. Use MS Word to adapt it. I have added the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages to the updated version. As well as the first public railway in 1825, England winning the World Cup in 1966 and the 2012 Olympics.

By MrColleyMaths

Neolithic to Bronze Age Choose Your Own Adventure with Worksheet

Neolithic to Bronze Age Choose Your Own Adventure with Worksheet

Get your kids out of their seats and have them pretend they are living history. This Choose Your Own Adventure has students making decision after decision in a historical situation. Baskets around the room will have the result of each decision till their story ends (usually 6-10 decisions depending on what they choose). This one has them pretending they live during Neolithic times and the discovery of the Bronze Age. Check out the preview. Includes worksheet and teacher directions. Other CYOA's include college, career, apartheid, genocide, South Africa, Holocaust, Neolithic, also check out murder mysteries, board games, matching card activities Change the way you teach, river valley civilizations Mesopotamia Egypt Nile Tigris Euphrates Yellow Indus

By jeremymoore-bs-65

Ancient Ireland - The Celts and the Iron Age

Ancient Ireland - The Celts and the Iron Age

This PowerPoint presentation covers all areas of the topic "Ancient Ireland: The Celts and the Iron Age". It includes various diagrams, pictures and links to YouTube Clips which demonstrate how iron ore was smelted and what a crannóg looked like. It also includes questions and appropriate times for group work on questions in the book. This presentation can be used over a number of lessons.

By Bumblealong

Study Guide For 1st Year History

Study Guide For 1st Year History

This history study guide is one based on the Irish Junior Certificate Syllabus but it can be adapted to suit most history syllabi. It is a fantastic study guide as it categorises key elements of the course and makes it easier for students to learn a great deal of information by breaking it down for them. This covers the syllabus up until Christmas but it can be adapted for Ancient Rome, the Middle Ages and so on. It includes the work of the historian and archaeologist; conservation; the Stone Age; The Bronze Age; the Celts and the iron Age. It also provides practical study tips.

By Bumblealong

KS2 - Computing Starter Pack!

KS2 - Computing Starter Pack!

Great bundle price! Individually they should be £11! So you save 45%!!! New to the subject or just want some new ideas? Sometimes Computing can be a scary subject to teach when you don't know where to start! I've bundled together a few of my personal favourite units to teach, and knocked off a good discount! Enjoy! @AlwaysComputing

By matthew_1987

300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks(This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!Many thanksCopyright T.TaylorNOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.

By whizzbangbang

Prehistoric Medicine- Treating and Explaining Illness

Prehistoric Medicine- Treating and Explaining Illness

Medicine through Time- Prehistoric MedicineThe lesson focuses on a treasure hunt. The information can be cut out and stuck around the room. Students need to use the headers on the worksheet to help them to hunt for the appropriate information.Students can then apply their new knowledge of prehistoric medicine to the case studies.

By lwallett

History: Bumper Resource Pack

History: Bumper Resource Pack

Last few days of this bundle now. £49.50 at normal prices for these resources. Until early next week they are less than half price!!! Grab them at the knock down price while you can. Now includes new materials on the topical area of the Russian Revolution and worksheets on the Norman Conquest.

By dmoorhouse

Medical Monopoly Revision Game

Medical Monopoly Revision Game

A game based losely on the board game. This activity is an engaging method of revisiting key elements of Medicine in the Ancient World. It comes complete with rules, guidance and easy to cut out currency. Prior to playing this game my own classes have completed a research project into the Ancient World either in class at the end of Year 9 or as a homework project prior to beginning their GCSE study of medicine through time. The project booklet is incuded in this package, though is available as a free resource from my resource list.

By dmoorhouse

Time Detectives Bundle

Time Detectives Bundle

Here are history teaching resources from different times and places. Encourage your students to become real time detectives today!

By peterfogarty

Problems Associated with an Archaeological Site - Stonehenge

Problems Associated with an Archaeological Site - Stonehenge

Written for History Extension class this document is a handout for students with a worksheet. The content covers the key inquiry question : Problems associated with an archaeological site - the example being Stonehenge. The handout goes over the problems archaeologists have in general with the process of discovery. It also looks at the new historiography in grappling with these issues.

By teen91113

Lonely World Time Traveller's Guide to Bru na Boinne

Lonely World Time Traveller's Guide to Bru na Boinne

Thank-you for choosing Lonely World Time Travel to help you organise your travel plans. We take you to places and times that you just cannot get to with regular travel agencies. Today we travel to the Bru na Boinne where you will walk through ancient Celtic tombs that date back to the Neolithic and hear of life for the peoples of Ireland soon after their arrival from the Iberian Peninsula when the world was colder, life was shorter but the imagination of the ancients was as broad as ours today. The past truly comes alive. The Lonely World Time Traveller's Guide to Bru na Boinne is a Powerpoint presentation giving students a virtual tour of the historical and geographical significance of Bru na Boinne. It's also a great way for me to show off some of my holiday photos and not feel guilty!

By WayneWoods

Bog Bodies Assessment

Bog Bodies Assessment

Year 11 Assessment Task for Ancient History Ancient Human Remains Extended Response and Marking Criteria.Includes visual sources of Old Croghan Man , Tolland Man, and Grauballe Man with essay question.Instant Assessment Task.

By teen91113

Otzi The Iceman

Otzi The Iceman

59 Slides - The most comprehensive overview of Otzi constructed over 3 years of teaching the subject and updates. Covers , definition of Ice Mummies, What type of mummy is Otzi, The Discovery, Location, What was found with the body,location of the items around the body, photos of all artefacts, What do these artefacts tell us about Otzi's life, timeline of the find and investigation, scientific methods used, scientific conclusions, Lifestyle of Otzi, What does science tell us about the manner of Otzi's death, The theories of death 7 theories explained, some other theories, Otzi's curse, Recent research, limitations of evidence, reliability of evidence, issues of ownership, ethics of presentation.

By teen91113

Revison Bundle Yrs 7-10 History

Revison Bundle Yrs 7-10 History

Australia Curriculum revision bundle for years 7-10 History. Buying these resources separately would cost the Aussie equivalent of 14 pound, but you get them all for the Aussie equivalent of 7 pound. (1/2 price by buying as part of a bundle).

By gcmem

Pre-history- Paleolithic - Understanding Texts and Making Inferences:  Meaning of Cave Paintings

Pre-history- Paleolithic - Understanding Texts and Making Inferences: Meaning of Cave Paintings

Understanding Texts and Making Inferences:The Meaning of Cave Painting DIRECTIONS:Often, understanding texts involved comprehending only what is directly stated. Sometimes however, understanding text requires making inferences, which means reading “between the lines” to extend the provided information. Inferences are based on careful study of what is stated in the passage as well as your own common sense and previous knowledge. 1. Skim the passage to get an idea what the passage is about2. To understand unfamiliar vocabulary words, look at the context in which they appear.3. Examine word parts, which also can help you understand vocabulary. The addition of a prefix and/or a suffix can change a word’s meaning 4. Read the stated facts and ideas. Recognize inferences that are already made5. Skim the question to help you focus on pertinent information before re-reading the passage carefully.

By Linni0011

Stonehenge Unit

Stonehenge Unit

This unit was created for a Year 12 Extension History class. Lots of Research and the all the debates as to what the site was are explained.The information in this unit was two years worth of research into the topic , What was the Purpose of the site. This unit does it all - all the theories over the centuries about the site starting from Roman theories , all the way through the current debates. Stonehenge - the definitive PPT - one of 5 - contains 60 slides itself. Areas covered in PPT include;Social context, archaeoastronomy or astroarchaeology debate, the Historiography of the site, The pre-historic landscape and how Stonehenge should be seen in the greater context. Word doc.s about the debate include Colin Renfrew, Wainwright and Darvill debates, information about the Mesolithic Stonehenge and Orkley.

By teen91113

Writing About Your Own Civilisation/Civilization- Weslandia

Writing About Your Own Civilisation/Civilization- Weslandia

A guided creative writing exercise whereby students use their knowledge of the different features of ancient river civilisations to write a story involving a character that creates their own civilisation (just like Weslandia- see link below).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d2XdFsnkgQ

By jlpotts

The Stone Age Class Novel and Activity Pack for KS2

The Stone Age Class Novel and Activity Pack for KS2

This 26 page pack contains one class novel written by me (5 chapters) and can be used as a whole unit of work when covering The Stone Age. Pack contains 5 chapters with worksheets for each chapter covering areas of learning such as;Word AnalysisGrammarCreative Writing Dictionary Work and more! Suitable for KS2 but may benefit weaker KS3 students.Check the preview.

By teachercellar

History Timeline

History Timeline

A timeline showing important dates and world events.These are A4 Landscape formatCan be used for display purposes and/or teaching aids. Suitable for ALL KEY STAGES. Remove what you don't need. This resource has now been UPDATED and REVAMPED (20th August, 2016)Now includes dates from -8,000 to 2016.

By PollyPuddleduck

Mesopotamia Resource Bundle

Mesopotamia Resource Bundle

Jump into your study of Ancient Mesopotamia with this set of notebook organizers, gallery walk activity, and activities for studying one of the earliest written legal systems, the Code of Hammurabi.

By docrunning

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By whizzbangbang

Components of Culture- Worksheet

Components of Culture- Worksheet

Components of Culture- WorksheetBackground:In prehistoric times, bands of humans that lived near one another began to develop shared ways of doing things: common ways of dressing, similar hunting practices, and favorite animals to eat. These shared traits were the first beginnings of what anthropologists and historians call culture Culture is the way of life of a group of people. Culture includes common practices of a society, its shared understandings, and its social organization. By overcoming individual differences, culture helps ti unify the group.

By Linni0011