Objective: We normally think of a Stone Age culture as something that existed thousands, if not millions, of years ago. Yet Irish civilization in the fifth/sixth century B.C.E. is described in the introduction of How the Irish Saved Civilization as a Stone Age society. The objective of this lesson is for students to discover the characteristics of a typical Stone Age society and determine if indeed fifth/sixth century Ireland meets these characteristics.
1) Tasks, Ideas, Challenges and Homework
1) Divide students into small groups to research the following characteristics of a Stone Age society:
--Weapons and Tools
--Methods of Sustenance
Have each group give a brief report on its topic; list findings on the board.
2) As a class, go through the text for evidence that lines the introduction's statement that Ireland was a Stone Age society up with the small...
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