Middle 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

Two full Celts lessons - Intro to the Celts: History Detectives Mystery + Celtic Religion/festivals

Two full Celts lessons - Intro to the Celts: History Detectives Mystery + Celtic Religion/festivals

These interactive and engaging lessons were created for use in a high-achieving Year 4 class but could easily be adapted for other ages or abilities.Lesson one starts off with a historical mystery - where has a buried skull come from? It then feeds through to information about the Celts, before getting the children to create a leaflet about the Celts.Lesson two explains about Celtic religious beliefs and festivals before the children make a spinner out of card to show different festivals.

By lily_the_pink

KS2 Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

KS2 Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

Download our most popular and well-loved planning packs from KS2history, all in one brilliant mega bundle! Each pack contains a full unit of work (detailed planning and accompanying resources) and is built around the 2014 National Curriculum for KS2. This is an excellent investment for KS2 teachers, subject co-ordinators and school leaders. All of our lessons are planned by outstanding teachers. History packs: - Stone Age to Iron Age Pack - Romans in Britain Pack - Shang Dynasty - Benin Kingdom Pack Literacy Packs - Escape from Pompeii - How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth - Egyptian Cinderella - Victorian Poetry - Beowulf - Romans Literacy Pack (Instructions) - Stone Age Boy

By KS2History

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

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

'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' Planning Pack

'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' Planning Pack

A two-week unit of work for Years 3/4 based on the book 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth', with a focus on instructional texts.Created for the 2014 National Curriculum, this unit gives children the opportunity to understand the features of instructions as a text type. In the first week, children will engage with the text How to Wash Woolly Mammoth through research, a hands-on toy washing challenge and the opportunity to create their own ‘Woolly Mammoth Cleaning Kit’. They will become familiar with the text type of instructions by following instructions to make their own mammoth models and identifying features of the text. There is also a grammar focus on using prepositions and imperative verbs. In the second week, pupils will use drama to develop ideas and extend their vocabulary. They will then plan their own set of instructions about washing a woolly mammoth and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final written outcome.The literacy objectives covered in this unit are:To retrieve and record information from non-fictionTo participate in discussion about a textTo use a range of imperative verbsTo use prepositionsTo read and follow written instructionsTo identify the features of instructionsTo identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaningTo prepare a group performanceTo use a rich and varied vocabularyTo make a plan for my writingTo write my own set of instructionsTo edit and evaluate my writingTo integrate visual devicesThe PDF file contains 10 lessons and all accompanying pupil resource sheets.

By KS2History

Vikings Got Talent- Class Assembly

Vikings Got Talent- Class Assembly

Class assembly script based around 'Vikings Got Talent'. 4 different sketches each for small groups of 4-5 children. Then the parts of Ant and Dec and 4 judges. Enough parts for a class of 25-30 children, with some in a non-speaking supportive role. Editable word document.

By slj123

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

KS2 Stone Age Art and DT 6 Lesson COMPLETE Cross-Curricula Unit. Highly Creative, Original and Fun.

KS2 Stone Age Art and DT 6 Lesson COMPLETE Cross-Curricula Unit. Highly Creative, Original and Fun.

This 6 lesson unit comes with an editable MTP plus 6 separate lesson packs. We have endeavoured to use: new, unconventional, creative and modern ideas that will really engage children, but also use familiar materials for teachers that are common to all schools or easy to obtain. Children will build, discuss, design, plan, create and evaluate throughout, as they construct 3D models including a flint axe, a mask and a Stone Age cave. 2D art includes an impressive Skara Brae scene and a lesson full of experimentation involving studying animal fur. Every lesson has some cross-curricula elements including: reading comprehension, writing, and of course history plus they all come with a custom reflective self-evaluation sheet, all designed to perfectly compliment the new 2014 curriculum. This whole unit is easy to teach, rewarding and will provide many items that children will treasure for a long time. Adaptable for KS1.We have more Stone Age resources in our shop - copy and paste the link belowhttps://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TheFutureTeacherFoundationPlease don't forget to keep up to date with our education and teaching resources news by joining nearly 3000 of your fellow educators in "LIKING" our Facebook page too :)https://www.facebook.com/thefutureteacherfoundationAll images either owned by tftf or released through Creative Commons C.O

By TheFutureTeacherFoundation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stone Age to Iron Age Cross-Curricular Bundle

Stone Age to Iron Age Cross-Curricular Bundle

If you are teaching Stone Age to Iron Age then this versatile bundle will slot easily into your planning and provide you with a wealth of engaging, creative and cross-curricular resources that your class will love! Includes a bestselling and top-rated complete 6 lesson Art and DT unit plus a rich variety of other cross-curricular resources.All images either copyright owned by tftf or licensed through Creative Commons C.O

By TheFutureTeacherFoundation

KS2 History 'cheat sheets'

KS2 History 'cheat sheets'

These documents offer an introduction for teachers tackling new units of study at KS2 to match Curriculum 2014. Each offers an overview of the period, key timeline of events, information about life in the period, important people and relevant questions that can be asked. There are also links for further information and suggestions for places to visit.

By michaelt1979

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

History Vocabulary

History Vocabulary

Pdf download includes History vocabulary for display or as work prompts for spelling and discussion, suitable across the primary age. Includes vocab about sources, subject knowledge, history specific language and potential topics covered in Primary.

By zvlovegrove

Prehistoric Britain

Prehistoric Britain

Engaging and interactive lesson on Prehistoric BritainTopics Covered;Stone AgeBronze AgeIron Age Included;PowerPoint with animation to make the activities interactive Activity sheet, such as match the object to the time period Worksheet: information about each period can be used as a booklet or a carousel activity Timers included in PP to help with pace of the lesson but can be easily deleted.

By sonnysimpson