History KS2: Stone Age farming and homes

Archaeologist Raksha Dave explores life in Britain during the Stone Age.

We begin in the Old Stone Age by looking at hunter-gatherers who lived by hunting animals and collecting fruit and nuts, and then move on to explore the first farmers, who imported new animals and crops and cleared fields from the forest.

We explore the inside of a replica Stone Age house and cover the walls in wattle and daub.

This clip is from the series Ancient Voices.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to explore continuity and change between the Old Stone Age and the New Stone Age – what changed and what stayed the same?

Could also be used as a stimulus for initially finding out about Stone Age, and raising the question of what else we need to know about the period. In other words, what does the clip not tell us?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching History at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd Level in Scotland.

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