Understanding Dartmoor’s Bronze Age past

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KS2 for England and Wales, Levels 2 and 3 in Scotland 

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This activity is for you to take, using the resources below.

Activity aims:

This classroom activity provides an ideal introduction to the Bronze Age before (or after) a visit to Dartmoor National Park, building subject knowledge through direct experience. This activity also helps children understand the difference between 'evidence' and 'interpretation' when dealing with the ancient past. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • To know when the Bronze Age was
  • To know how people lived on Dartmoor in the Bronze Age and to be able to see similarities and differences in their own way of life today
  • To understand how archaeologists work
  • To understand how artists use archaeological finds to reconstruct the past through images – i.e. they make “Interpretations of history”
  • To understand how and why artists may interpret the past differently from each other
  • To develop instructional writing

You will need:

  1. Teacher's scheme of work
  2. PowerPoint presentation
  3. Paper, graph paper, pens, access to internet


Indoors, History, KS2 (Scotland Level 2)