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Explore Life as a Stone Age Hunter-Gatherer KS2 History Lesson Plan – Teacher Script, Challenge Cards and Blank Visuals

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PDF lesson plan, teacher's guide, challenge cards and blank visual card templates

Key Stage



Years 3-6


Learning about Britain’s ancient inhabitants and the challenges they faced will allow children to draw comparisons with modern life, says Julianne Britton…

This fun ‘outdoorsy’ lesson allows children to explore the challenges of life as a Stone Age man or woman while also applying English skills to produce a good-quality piece of writing.

Children should already have been introduced to the Stone Age topic and have some prior knowledge. You will need at least two adults to deliver this lesson – one to lead the hunters and one to lead the gatherers.

This lesson has the potential to be carried out over a couple of days or shortened to fit into one afternoon lesson, dependent on the time you have available.

What they’ll learn

  • To devise historically valid questions about Stone Age life
  • To construct an informed response using relevant historical information
  • To recognise the challenges faced by hunter-gatherers in the Stone Age
  • To identify similarities and differences between Stone Age life and life today

This resource includes the complete lesson plan, plus a full teacher’s guide for a KS2 history lesson on hunter/gatherers, challenge cards that feature five potential concerns for hunters and five for gatherers, and finally a set of blank visual card templates.

Explore Life as a Stone Age Hunter-Gatherer KS2 History Lesson Plan – Teacher Script, Challenge Cards and Blank Visuals

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