Prehistoric Britain

Felt we never really got the most from this topic. We petered out a bit as due to hospital appointments and Gang Show auditions and illness we lost out on a number of trips we’d planned – Stonehenge and Museum of the Iron Age the most looked forward to.  I’d hoped to do a lot more on Bronze and Iron Age than we managed but we’ve lingered on the topic long enough and interest has waned.

Where we went

20140918_5 Search-Hands on Centre for a workshop looking at Stone, Bronze and Iron Age

Boxgrove Man
Boxgrove Man

NHM London for their Britain:One Million Years of the Human Story Exhibition.

What we did

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We made a timeline.  Included on it are postcards and photos of some of the items in the NHM exhibition and some of our crafts.

Cave art inspired chalk pictures
Cave art inspired chalk pictures
Clay beaker for the Beaker people
Clay beaker for the Beaker people
Chalk drawing of the Uffington White Horse
Chalk drawing of the Uffington White Horse
Torc - twisted wire ribbon with card glued on the ends.
Torc – twisted wire ribbon with card glued on the ends.
Celtic colouring
Celtic colouring
Collage roundhouse
Collage roundhouse
Iron Age dagger
Iron Age dagger

Sam also made models of Stonehenge after reading about the different parts of it.

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Our final job was to add some important dates to our index card timeline.20141102_27

What we read

Here are the books we used.  Pictures link to Amazon.  The History Investigators I searched everywhere for as it was obviously written for the new NC topic ended up buying from the NHM.  I can not recommend Rosemary Sutcliff high enough for historical fiction.

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We watched

History of Ancient Britain

History of Celtic Britain

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