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Stone Age Art

This week in history class, we went on an exciting journey back in time as we delved into the fascinating era known as the Stone Age. Our new topic, "Ug," focusses on the history spanning from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, offering a glimpse into the remarkable advancements and lifestyles of prehistoric people. 

Our adventure began with a deep dive into understanding why this period of history earned the name "the Stone Age." Through engaging discussions and interactive activities, our students discovered that the Stone Age is characterised by the use of stone tools.

We then journeyed further into the Stone Age, uncovering its three distinct periods: the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic. This exploration helped our students grasp the developments and changes that occurred over the thousands of years that make up the Stone age. 

We ventured over to the studio to gain a visual understanding of just how far back in history the Stone Age extends. We were shocked by the vast expanse of time that separates us from our Stone Age ancestors.

One highlight of our journey was the exploration of Stone Age cave paintings. With curiosity ablaze, our young historians learnt about the significance of these ancient artworks and the reasons behind their creation. From artistic expression to communication and storytelling, cave paintings provided invaluable insights into the lives and cultures of our Stone Age ancestors. It was a moment of pure shock when we discovered that while most cave paintings have been unearthed in the last century—an era that may seem distant to us but was nothing in comparison to how long ago the Stone Age was. 

And what better way to culminate our learning journey than through hands-on experience? Our classroom transformed into a creative hub as students eagerly embarked on the task of creating their own Stone Age cave paintings. With tables turned on their sides to mimic the cave walls, we channelled the spirit of ancient artisans to craft their masterpieces.

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