Saturday, April 04, 2009

Stone Age Man - history unit

We finished studying Stone Age Man in history last week. To begin with, we watched the fantastic BBC documentary 'Walking with Cavemen'. Then to make the learning more 'hands on', over the course of several weeks, Billy made a cave out of salt dough, then populated it with some clay cave men (and a fire, some rocks & a couple of pots). We read how they made tools and weapons, and made a miniature stone axe.

We also studied how they did cave painting and watched a video online of the cave paintings in France, then Billy made his own (on paper).

Main resources:

  • BBC documentary - Walking with Cavemen
  • 'Step into the Stone Age' by Charlotte Hurdman
  • Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia Of World History
  • "The Everyday life of an Ice Age Hunter" by Giovanni Caselli
  • Video of actual cave paintings in France -

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