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Title: Exploring the Prehistoric Ages

Objective: To introduce students to the concept of prehistoric ages and develop their understanding of the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age.

Starter (10 minutes): 1. Display images of prehistoric artifacts, such as cave paintings, stone tools, and ancient pottery. 2. Ask students to discuss with a partner what they notice about these artifacts and what they think they might be used for. 3. Have a brief class discussion, allowing students to share their observations and ideas.

Teaching Element (15 minutes): 1. Introduce the concept of prehistoric ages, explaining that it refers to a time in history before written records were kept. 2. Explain that prehistoric ages are divided into three main periods: the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age. 3. Provide a brief overview of each age, highlighting key characteristics and developments. - Stone Age: People used stone tools and lived in caves or simple shelters. - Bronze Age: People discovered how to make bronze tools and started building more permanent settlements. - Iron Age: People learned to make tools and weapons from iron, leading to significant advancements in technology and society. 4. Use visual aids, such as pictures or diagrams, to support the explanation and engage students’ interest.

Task (20 minutes): 1. Divide the class into small groups and provide each group with a set of pictures or artifacts representing different aspects of the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. 2. In their groups, students should examine the pictures/artifacts and discuss which age they think each item belongs to. 3. Encourage students to justify their choices by referring to the characteristics and developments discussed earlier. 4. After the group discussions, have each group present their findings to the class, explaining their reasoning for each item.

Plenary (10 minutes): 1. Recap the main points covered in the lesson, emphasizing the differences between the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. 2. Ask students to reflect on what they have learned and share one interesting fact or discovery they made during the task. 3. Conclude the lesson by encouraging students to think about how life might have been different during each prehistoric age compared to today.

Extension Activity (optional): 1. Provide students with a worksheet or online activity where they can further explore the prehistoric ages, such as matching key developments to the correct age or creating a timeline of the three ages. 2. Allow students to work individually or in pairs to complete the extension activity, providing support as needed.

Note: The timings provided are approximate and can be adjusted based on the specific needs and pace of your class.