In this lesson, we will be going back in time millions of years to learn all about the earliest humans! As well as exploring the different species of human and how they migrated out of Africa, we will learn all about the clues that help us know more about the distant past.
Unit Overview: Prehistoric Britain
In this lesson we will learn about some prehistoric animals. These beasts roamed earth during the stone age, and many of them are now extinct. What happened?
The Stone Age is usually split into three different periods. In this lesson, we will learn the names of these different periods and what developments humans made during each of them.
During this lesson we will study what stayed the same throughout the different Stone Age periods, as well as what changed. Humans made some very important discoveries and breakthroughs with each new period, and we will study the way these changed the way we lived.
To discover things about prehistory, archaeologists and historians study objects that they find from the past. In this lesson we will look at some of these artefacts and try and work out what clues they give us about how people lived.
In this lesson we will learn all about Skara Brae, one of the best preserved Neolithic settlements in Britain. Studying the settlement will help to give us clues about how Neolithic humans lived.
In this lesson we will learn about how humans settled down and began to farm. We'll look at how crops were planted and animals were domesticated, and how that changed life for early humans.
In this lesson we will be learning all about how the Beaker culture arrived in Britain and with them brought the knowledge of how to make bronze. We'll look at some different bronze artefacts, and why using metal was such a huge change for prehistoric humans.
In this lesson we will learn about the Celts who formed the first proper tribes in Britain. We will learn about the culture of the Celts, and how they moved on from bronze and made use of a different metal: iron.
In this lesson we will learn all about the monuments that prehistoric Britons made, including the world famous Stonehenge!