History KS2: Bronze Age Britain (animation)

An exploration of life in Bronze Age Britain through the eyes of a typical family.

They learn how copper and tin is mined, and make bronze using a furnace.

Metal tools have a huge impact on farming, making it much easier to clear forest and grow more crops.

The loom is invented, and woollen clothes first appear.

As the population increases, people meet together more, building stone circles as meeting places and sites of religious significance.

This is from the series: The Story of Britain

Teacher Notes

Useful as an introduction to the Bronze Age.

Students could be asked how to make bronze, and why bronze had such a major impact on life at the time.

What differences did it make?

Why did people dig so far into the ground to find copper and tin, as at Great Orme, near Llandudno?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be suitable for teaching History at KS2 in England, Foundation Phase and KS2 in Wales, KS1 and KS2 in Northern Ireland.

Also Early 1st and 2nd Level in Scotland.

More from the series: The Story of Britain

Domesday Book
Anglo-Saxon Britain
Roman Britain
New Stone Age
Iron Age Britain
Boudica and the Roman Invasion
Middle Stone Age
The Normans
The Vikings