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Changes in Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age Guided Reading

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Changes in Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age Guided Reading

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Changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age –  5 Guided Reading Scripts

Suggested time allocation: 20 minutes each. Reading time – around 5 minutes each, not including quiz and discussion suggestions

6 speakers for each:

  • Narrator
  • Hunter Gatherer
  • Farmer
  • Stone Age Man
  • Bronze Age Man
  • Iron Age Man

 

1.     When? Timeline

·       8 million years ago – apes/early humans – fossilized remains in Africa

·       4 million years ago – Cavemen

·       2.7 million years ago – Stone Age (First of the ‘3 Ages’: Stone, Bronze and Iron)

·       2.7 million years ago              (i) Palaeolithic or Old Stone Age

·       20 – 10 thousand years ago  (ii) Mesolithic or Middle Stone Age

·       10 thousand years ago          (iii) Neolithic or New Stone Age

·       4,000 BC          Farming throughout Britain

·       2,000 BC          Bronze Age in Britain

·       600 BC             Iron Age in Britain

 

2.     Key Changes and Factors affecting Change:

–        Ape to Caveman (the Physical development that enabled more use of hands)

–        Development of Tools – starting with flints; and later Weapons

–        Stone to Bronze to Iron

–        Impact of Ice Age

–        Hunter-Gatherer to Farmer

 

3.     Changes – Things

–        Weapons

–        Food/Storage

–        Farming Techniques

–        Pottery, Bronze, Iron

–        Impact on Population

 

4.     Changes – People

–        How they looked (dressed)

–        How they communicated

–        How they organised themselves

–        Farming

–        Trade

–        War

5.

Evidence

–        Olduvai Gorge flints/ Flint Mines

–        Cave Paintings

–        Skara Brae

–        Field Patterns

–        Stonehenge

–        Hill forts – Danebury Hill

 

TIME ALLOCATION

These plays are all approximately 5 minutes reading time, plus quiz and discussion time.

Suggested time allocation: Around 20 minutes This will obviously vary according to how much time is spent on discussion. I have suggested some possible themes – others can, of course, be added.

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