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The Stone Age

The Stone Age

The Stone Age by Scoilnet

Monoliths, passage tombs, stone age toolkits and all the facts you can handle about the Stone Age people.


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Brú na Bóinne

http://www.mythicalireland.com/ancientsites/ireland-boyne-map.swf Added: 30 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Interactive exploring the monuments in the Boyne Valley - Knowth, Dowth, Newgrange, satellite mounds and ringforts. Each hot spot contains some basic description and the link brings you to more detailed information.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Stone Age Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Stone Age Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine critically, and become familiar with, evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally and in Ireland, where appropriate
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

The Cave of Lascaux

http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/ Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes / Other

An interactive tour of the Palaeolithic wall paintings of Lascaux. Provides perspectives and themes relating to the images in the paintings and the materials used. Includes information about the discoverers, maps and quizzes.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Stone Age Peoples

Suggestions for use: Discover the Caves of Lascaux in France. Take a virtual tour of the Great Hall of the Bulls, The Painted Gallery and more!

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Stone Age Peoples

Suggestions for use: Discover the Caves of Lascaux in France. Take a virtual tour of the Great Hall of the Bulls, The Painted Gallery and more!

JC
History

Strand: Job of the Historian

Suggestions for use: Encourage individual students to take a virtual tour of one of the oldest set of cave paintings in the world.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Ireland’s Early Inhabitants

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learn...ull-story/irelands-early-inhabitant Added: 03 Jun 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

From the Ask About Ireland site, notes about Stone Age people and tombs as well as Bronze Age people. Links also for a timeline of early people in Ireland.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Bronze Age Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Get the children to draw a timeline for early people in Ireland. This site will provide the information needed.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

NOVA - Stone Age Toolkit

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/stone-age-toolkit.html Added: 04 Jun 2014 Contributor: Patrick Resource type: Guide/notes

Explains some of the tools, weaponry, and other artifacts that were used by Stone Age people. Covers such tools as blade cores, burins, awls as well as various types of spears and harpoons. There is an interactive version and a printable version.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Stone Age Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples

Suggestions for use: Use the interactive version first and then print out the notes. If the students had to choose two items, which ones would they pick. Get them to justify their answer.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

BBC - Day In The Life: Stone Age

http://vimeo.com/21927963 Added: 03 Jun 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

One of four episodes created by Beakus for BBC History to help get kids in to ancient history. This episode sees Eric, a 10-year old time-travelling boy, whizz off to the Stone Age. Duration 2.20 mins.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Stone Age Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples

Suggestions for use: Discuss what life would have been like in the Stone Age. What would people eat? Where would they live?

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Rights Url: http://vimeo.com/dmca
Special Needs:

Create Some Ancient Art - BBC

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/ancients_art.pdf Added: 03 Jun 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Classroom activities and ideas to - tell a story without words; carving or painting your own cave painting. Clear step-by-step guide for each activity

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3-4 5-6 SESE History
3-4 5-6 Visual Arts

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Stone Age Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally

Suggestions for use: Good for station teaching.

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Stone Age Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine critically, and become familiar with, evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally and in Ireland, where appropriate

Suggestions for use: Useful for station teaching.

3-4
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • discover pattern and rhythm in natural and manufactured objects and use them purposefully in his/her work
  • express his/her imaginative life and interpret imaginative themes using colour expressively
  • paint from observation

Suggestions for use: good for station teaching.

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore colour with a variety of colour drawing instruments, media and techniques
  • make paintings based on recalled feelings and experiences and discover ways of achieving spatial effects
  • paint from observation

Suggestions for use: good for station teaching.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Build A Stone Circle

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/ancients_circle.pdf Added: 03 Jun 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Lesson activity that gets children to build their own version of Stonehenge out of modelling clay.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Clay

Strand unit: Developing Form in Clay

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop line, shape, texture and pattern in clay
  • explore and discover the possibilities of clay as a medium for imaginative expression
  • make sturdy figures in clay using the medium expressively and with imaginative detail
  • work inventively and expressively with cubes or oblong blocks of clay

Suggestions for use: Perfect for combining with a History class on Early Peoples.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Stone Age Hunters

http://www.itsabouttime.ie/Modules/...Age-Hunters-%281%29/ModuleFour.aspx Added: 25 Jan 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Experience the skills of hunting long ago through this comprehensive resource that let's pupils experience first-hand the skills of a Stone Age hunter. Includes activity sheets for different class levels plus detailed Teacher Guidelines. This resource is one of 10 modules that have been designed to use archaeology as a theme in teaching the SESE curriculum in an integrated manner. The main subject area covered is history with strong links to geography and science within the SESE framework. The pack is also designed to integrate across the entire curriculum. The module emphasises pupil-centred learning, in which pupils actively engage in activities that enable them to become educated observers. This complements the curriculum’s objective to teach pupils the skills of ‘working as an historian’.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Stone Age Peoples

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Book Web

Drawing on Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Stone Age

The Stone Age was a time in prehistory when humans made and used stone tools . . .


Cave Paintings

This is an article about cave paintings, the kinds of cave paintings, how they were made, and when they were made.

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