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

Writing Technique Practice and Improvement -Otzi the Iceman Topic (but  adaptable to many subjects)

Writing Technique Practice and Improvement -Otzi the Iceman Topic (but adaptable to many subjects)

Writing activity with analysis, scaffolds and samples to teach effective writing technique and improve student written responses. Writing Technique Practice and Improvement -Otzi the Iceman Topic (but the technique shown is adaptable to many subjects to create stronger answers). Use of this technique as shown WILL raise student results with applied properly to 'bump up' virtually all students to a higher mark level. Use of additional steps plus as pre-marking review and feedback by peers and or teacher will also aid this.Learning Objectives-students learn about, practice and develop their writing technique to help them build stronger written responses to improve their written communication and earn stronger marks by learning a few simple techniques.Highly effective and well resourced using 'IDEA ACE' model. full and detailed lesson plan provided with clear instructionshighly detailed resources includedfully adaptable to a range of subjects but using 'Otzi the Iceman' as a modelfully editable so you can adapt to your needssample responses included with analysis modela great time-save for you, more importantly, use of this easy approach WILL help your students improve their written response and therefore improve their academic performance.

By gcmem

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Year 7 History Homework Booklets

Year 7 History Homework Booklets

Attached in this document is a series of homework booklets that cover the following topics;1. The Islamic Empire2. The Middle Ages3. 10664. Historical Skills5. Tudors6. Stuarts7. Industrial Revolution8. SEND homework bookletsThese homework booklets will cover you for the whole year and can be reused and adapted accordingly. I hope they make your life a lot easier and help you to enjoy teaching rather than planning. I also have homework booklets for year 8 & 9 which have been uploaded.

By JamesLeopoldStuart

The Archaeology of Poo

The Archaeology of Poo

A 29 page PPT that examines what ancient Poo can tell us about ancient lifestyles, patterns of trade, diseases and the people of the ancient world. With DNA techniques much more can be learnt about the ancient world through the study of waste.The PPT looks at;What we can learn from PoopCritters in PooCase studiesTransmission of disease (silk road / Crusades/ Farming/ Hygiene)Oldest PoopThe DNA evidence and scientific techniquesPlus some wonderful images of fossilised PooLatest evidence - well researched -great visuals and wonderful entertainment value - A must for all year groups looking at ancient cultures and what we are learning from waste products.

By teen91113

Prehistoric Music - Cavemen

Prehistoric Music - Cavemen

This is a whole lesson about Prehistoric Music, A Powerpoint is attached with detailed footnotes which give details on how the lesson can be delivered. KS1-KS3. 2 Practical Tasks included. Designed for both music specialist and non specialists!

By lukemulhern

Viking Longhouses - Google Sketchup Intro Unit - MODELS INCLUDED

Viking Longhouses - Google Sketchup Intro Unit - MODELS INCLUDED

A quick introduction to Google Sketchup, with pupils creating a model of a viking Longhouse. Work is set over a period of 5 weeks, with each lesson adding a step and feature. Variety of skills used. Finally managed to work out how to upload Sketchup files so it comes with 2 models. One is a step by step guide, the other is an example. This is perfect for any schools with a 3D Printer!! If you have any questions please contact me on Twitter @AlwaysComputing

By matthew_1987

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Primary Art Ideas Bundle

Primary Art Ideas Bundle

Designed so that you are never stuck for another idea for a primary art lesson ever again in your career - and at a massive discount! Everything is ready-to-teach and super easy for any teacher, and all the activities and lessons will be loved by any primary age children. Lessons cover a wide range of topics, skills and materials which means that they can be taught at any time of a school year or easily adapted to meet your planning, topic or learning focus. Buy with confidence from a bestselling TES Gold Tiered Author All images either copyright owned by tftf or licensed through Creative Commons C.0

By TheFutureTeacherFoundation

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

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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

Secret weapons and Crafty Warfare of the Ancients

Secret weapons and Crafty Warfare of the Ancients

Chemical warfare is not something new. Throughout ancient times different nations have experimented with potions and toxins to eradicate the opposition. Despite an aversion to using unfair, cruel tactics in ancient cultures evidence shows such weaponry was indeed used. The use of crafty tactics, secret weapons and at times ruthless warfare has a very ancient origin.This 19 page PPT covers Ancient techniques incuding;Poison Arrows (Stone Age / Greeks / Scythians and Remedies), Germ Warfare (Ancient China), Siege Tactics (Greeks and Romans), Poison Wells, Flying Jars of Scorpions, Flaming Oil, Assassination Techniques, Snake bombs, The Art of Deception (The Art of War9, Greek Fire and Flaming Archery.Great Visuals provides a fascinating overview of Warfare techniques in the Ancient World.Students were engaged and enjoyed this PPT.

By teen91113

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Medicine through time

Medicine through time

Medicine through time resources. Includes active learning lessons, revision games, numerous worksheets, some stand alone lessons and a variety of starter and plenary activities. Easy to adapt and all proven in the classroom.

By dmoorhouse

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Clive King - Stig of the Dump - 5 sessions of Guided Reading / Whole class activities

Clive King - Stig of the Dump - 5 sessions of Guided Reading / Whole class activities

A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions.LOsTo make predictions about a text. To empathise with a characterTo use skimming and scanning to find evidence that a book was written in the past.To understand how events are perceived differently by children and adults.To reflect upon a completed text.

By MikeRichards

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Gallery Walk from Mesopotamia through the Renaissance

Gallery Walk from Mesopotamia through the Renaissance

Gallery walks are an active way to engage students in new material. This big bundle of World History Gallery Walks begins with Mesopotamia and covers civilizations through the Renaissance. Skip the lecture and get students up and moving!What customers say about sets in this bundle:- "The kids found this very approachable, and I loved the synthesis that the coin activity required." - Ancient Rome- "My students loved this." - Renaissance- "This was a fantastic resource. My grade 8 social class is primarily boys, and they enjoyed getting to move around from station to station. They were engaged and were practicing their inference and note taking skills.." - The AztecsThis purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

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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 DocRunningHistory

Ancient Mesopotamia Code of Hammurabi Activities

Ancient Mesopotamia Code of Hammurabi Activities

Engage students in thoughtful activities related to one of our earliest codices of law, the Code of Hammurabi. Students read background information on the Code of Hammurabi. Students participate in one or more of three activities: a primary source analysis, acting as judge, and writing laws.Mesopotamia resources currently available include:-Ancient Mesopotamia Interactive Notebook Graphic Organizers- Ancient Mesopotamia Science and Technology Gallery Walk ActivityThis purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not permitted to be shared with colleagues or by an entire subject or grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

Ancient Mesopotamia Science and Technology Gallery Walk Activity

Ancient Mesopotamia Science and Technology Gallery Walk Activity

Ancient Mesopotamia: Science and Technology of Mesopotamia Gallery Walk is an activity to explore the important scientific and technological developments of Ancient Mesopotamia such as the wheel. Students work in groups to go on a gallery walk and make notes about from the gallery displays. Students discuss and analyze the potential impact of these advances.A great addition to your study of the Ancient MesopotamiaThis detailed guide includes:-Complete teacher’s guide for setting up gallery walk with 6 displays-Student handouts including graphic organizer for gallery walkThis purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not permitted to be shared with colleagues or by an entire subject or grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

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

Hands on Artefact Analysis

Hands on Artefact Analysis

Hands on artefact analysis designed for Year 7 History. A fun, effective and memorable learning activity students will love. Includes differentiation. See full details in lesson plan. Resources for activity included. Would also work well in conjunction with my 'Early Stages of Human Development' group activity available in my TES shop or as a bundle with this learning activity.

By gcmem

Hands on Group Activity Pre-history, Ancient History Human Development & Evolution

Hands on Group Activity Pre-history, Ancient History Human Development & Evolution

Hands on group activity designed for Year 7 History. A fun, effective and memorable learning activity students will love. Includes differentiation. See full details in lesson plan. Resources for activity included. Would also work well in conjunction with my ''Hands on Artefact Analysis' group activity available in my TES shop or as a bundle with this learning activity. This would also make an great first lesson/getting to know you activity to introduce students to history study in high school with a 'bang'.

By gcmem

Early Humans Prehistoric Development & Artefacts Hands on Bundle

Early Humans Prehistoric Development & Artefacts Hands on Bundle

Two learning activities that would work perfectly as a 'pigeon pair' to complete an enjoyable, memorable and highly effective lesson Year 7 History with a focus on prehistory, stages of human development and artefacts. Bonus activity included to complete the bundle instant lesson.

By gcmem

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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

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World History Choose Your Own Adventure and Murder Mystery Bundle!!

World History Choose Your Own Adventure and Murder Mystery Bundle!!

Change how you are teaching content. This bundle includes Choose Your Own Adventures about the Neolithic Revolution, Holocaust and Cold War. These adventures have students role playing life during these time periods. Each has a worksheet. This bundle also includes three murder mysteries where students role play during the time period while solving a murder. They will learn content and not even know it! The murder mysteries include Rome, Sparta and US civil rights.

By jeremymoore-bs-65

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

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

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

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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