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School Days | Life in the Stone Age 

 

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History would have been impossible without pre-history, and pre-history is far more than a mere preamble to the main show.  It was during pre-history that Britain acquired its languages, landscape and regional identities.

Our story begins around a million years ago where we discover the ancestors of modern humans at a time when the British Isles were still joined to the mainland of Europe.  As the Ice Ages progressed, people came and went, depending on the climate of the time, but during these hundreds of thousands of years it is possible to trace the steady progress and technological development of these communities, which latterly were capable of fine carving and artwork.

As ever the emphasis is on having FUN, using artefacts, role-play, and games to teach history in an engaging and meaningful way.

A day in the Stone Age typically includes these topics:

o When was the Stone Age: travelling the timeline of humans on Earth;
o Walking on two legs: the evolution of humans;
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What was life like in the Stone Age?
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How and why life changed for Stone Age people;
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Could you be a hunter-gatherer: the importance of hunting for Stone Age people;
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What was the Stone Age diet like?
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The making of tools and weapons;
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The first artists;
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Death, burial and the afterlife;
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Monumental builders: how and why places like Stonehenge were built?
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How do historians and archaeologists find out about the past (types of evidence).

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