Prehistoric Britain

Teaching History with 100 Objects

Mesolithic tool

Teaching History with 100 Objects consists of 100 resources based on objects selected from museums in England. These Prehistoric Britain Object Files feature background information, activity ideas, images to download and links to videos and other media.

The Happisburgh handaxe 
KS2

Bone engraved with a horse 
KS2

Mesolithic woodworking tool 
KS2

Mesolithic headdress 
KS2

Carved stone ball from Skara Brae 
KS2

Neolithic quern for making flour 
KS2

Mace-head from near Stonehenge 
KS2

An early Iron Age boat 
KS2

Iron age horse trappings 
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Tools for making clothes in Iron Age Britain 
KS2

Resources

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Neolithic Britain

KS2

Our image bank contains a stunning set of images illustrating aspects of life in early Britain.

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Bronze Age Britain

KS2

Use the high quality images in our image bank to give your students an introduction to Bronze Age Britain through real objects from the time.

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People of Iron Age Britain

KS2

Our image bank is the first in a series looking at different aspects of life in Iron Age Britain. This one focuses on Iron Age people, what they wore, ate and spent their time doing.

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Prehistoric Britain

KS2

Use this gallery resource to explore the Prehistoric Britain galleries. Find out about the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age periods of British history.

Mold gold cape

Look closer: Mold Gold Cape

KS2

Find out all about this fascinating object from Bronze Age Britain. Where was it found, how was it made and who once wore it?

School session

Viking Adventures

KS2

If you are studying the Vikings, this lively and engaging film is the perfect way to draw together some of the key aspects of Viking life.


Books

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