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

'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' Planning Pack (Stone Age Instructions Unit)

'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' Planning Pack (Stone Age Instructions Unit)

Download our popular 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. Great for linking the Stone Age topic in literacy!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 full lesson plans and accompanying pupil resource sheets.You may also like:Stone Age Boy Literacy PlanningStone Age to Iron Age Resource PackStone Age to Iron Age planning bundle of all 3 packs

By KS2History

History / Topic / ICT: Settlers and Invaders - How The Celts Lived Research Activity

History / Topic / ICT: Settlers and Invaders - How The Celts Lived Research Activity

This resource gets children to independently research information about Celtic traditions using ICT.The worksheet gets the children to visit a BBC website and research the answers to nine questions (three examples shown) with space below each to make notes:1. How many years before Jesus Christ did the Celts live in Britain?2. Where do the Celts live today in Europe?3. What were Celtic roundhouses made of?

By stephgrimes86

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

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

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

Autumn Term National Days And Celebrations Pack

Autumn Term National Days And Celebrations Pack

Are you looking for a wide range of different teaching resources for September to December? I have collected them and arranged them neatly by month, to help teachers have the different topics at their fingertips. These resources could be used for displays or as an excellent set of starting points for class discussions.

By peterfogarty

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

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

Setting Description Pupil Resource Pack 3

Setting Description Pupil Resource Pack 3

Pack of 5 handy printable sheets that children can look at to help them choose subject-specific vocabulary for a descriptive writing activity. Sheets may be modified for your particular lesson, and it is suggested that you laminate these, as they are multi-use.Included are 5 scene description sheets: 1) Stone, Bronze, and Iron Age2) Weather3) World War I and II4) Robots5) FairytalesEach sheet includes examples of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and also includes 16 sample sentence chunks for children to use if they are stuck for ideas while writing.***SET 1*** (BEACHES, FORESTS, CITY, WOODS, etc) available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/setting-description-pupil-resource-pack-11061253***SET 2*** (Rainforests, Romans, Gods and Goddesses, Cold Climates) available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/setting-description-pupil-resource-pack-2-11169703All images courtesy of www.clker.com

By vcurrie19

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

Google Sketchup Bundle - 3d Printing

Google Sketchup Bundle - 3d Printing

A collection of resources for you to use with Google Sketchup. A piece of free software perfect for schools with a 3d printer. The units have all been made and used with primary age children, but can easily be adapted. Includes a resource with a collection of Sketchup models pre built. Perfect for examples or demonstrations.

By matthew_1987

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

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

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

Stone Age Planning Bundle

Stone Age Planning Bundle

Download our Stone Age to Iron Age planning bundle containing our three very popular Stone Age planning packs for Year 3 or Year 4. Get a great head start with your planning for the Stone Age to Iron Age topic at a bargain price. This Stone Age to Iron Age planning bundle includes the following: Stone Age to Iron Age Literacy Planning 1. Stone Age Boy Planning Pack- two week literacy unit of work based on the book Stone Age Boy with a final written outcome of pupils writing their own Stone Age narrative. 2. How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Planning Pack - two week unit based on the book How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth with a focus on reading and writing instructional texts. Stone Age to Iron Age history planning: 3. Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Pack - complete planning and resource pack containing ten comprehensive history lessons and accompanying pupils resources and teacher guides. Check out our other Stone Age resources for Year 3 and Year 4: You may also like: Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Literacy Planning - Stone Age Instructions Unit Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Pack

By KS2History

Literacy Planning Bundle Y3/4

Literacy Planning Bundle Y3/4

This bundle contains five popular two-week literacy units for Year 3 and 4. 1. 'Escape from Pompeii' Literacy Pack - a two-week literacy unit for Y3/4 based on the book 'Escape from Pompeii', with a final written outcome for pupils of writing their own Pompeii narrative. 2. Romans Instructions Literacy Pack - a two-week literacy unit for Y3/4 based on reading and writing instructional texts. Pupils will follow instructions to make a Roman road out of chocolate and biscuits and then write their own instructions about how to be a Roman gladiator champion. 3. Stone Age Boy - two week literacy unit of work based on the book Stone Age Boy with a final written outcome of pupils writing their own Stone Age narrative. 4. How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth - two week unit based on the book How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth with a focus on reading and writing instructional texts. 5. Egyptian Cinderella - two-week unit based on the book 'Egyptian Cinderella', in which children innovate their own Egyptian stories. Save a lot of time with our super bundle for lower KS2!

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

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

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

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