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A time of great change: from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
WEEK 1 Key Question: Who were the first people to live in Britain? • LO: • To Arrange events from the past chronologically and create a timeline. To know the terms Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic eras, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. • To know that this was an extremely long period of time and that many changes and developments occurred.
What was prehistoric Britain like? Watch the video here: https: //www. bbc. co. uk/bitesize/topics/z 82 hsbk/articles/zpny 34 j and read as much of this website as you would like to.
Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze, Iron • First we need to learn the names of the different eras we will be studying. • The Stone Age was such a long period of time, that archaeologists split it up into three periods (infact, the Palaeolithic period was so long, they divide this period up into three more periods). This is a brief guide to each. • These eras all overlapped as new ideas spread slowly across the island.
Palaeolithic era 350, 000 years ago – 12, 000 years ago
Mesolithic era 12, 000 years ago – 6, 000 years ago
Neolithic era 6, 000 Years Ago – 2, 200 BC
Bronze age 2, 200 BC – 800 BC
Iron Age 800 BC
Create a timeline As you have seen, this time period covers an extremely long time. Order the events in the attached sheet to get a basic idea of the order in which things happened.
As you can see from the timeline below, there a lot more things to note. You can explore this timeline in more detail here: https: //schoolsprehistory. files. wordpress. com/2014/08/timeline-starting-40 kya 1. jpg
Toilet roll activity In order to get an idea about how long this period really was, I would like you to do this toilet roll activity. (Don’t worry – if you are still struggling to find loo roll, you can always use string!) For this task, each sheet represents 1000 years. So, the Norman Conquest (1066 AD) is one sheet ago, and the Roman invasion of Britain (55 AD) was just two sheets ago. Use the timeline on the previous slide to add all the dates at the correct places on your toilet roll (if you are using string, 1000 years = 10 cm) When you have finished, take a photo and email it to me.
EXTENSION If you like, you can keep adding extra information to your timeline. This is a fantastic interactive timeline produced by Historic England: https: //heritage. candle. digit al/prehistory/ Just focus on the Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic eras for now.