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5. What was Skara Brae?

5. What was Skara Brae?

A full lesson for KS2 introducing the topic of Skara Brae. The resource includes a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.


What was Skara Brae?
In this lesson pupils will find out how things changed in Britain in the Stone Age when people began to settle in farming communities like Skara Brae. This lesson allows pupils to conduct their own research online about the discovery of Skara Brae and helps them to systematically organise their notes so that they can make a presentation.



  • To research the history of Skara Brae
  • To find out about the way people lied in the Neolithic period

The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.


This lesson is part of the popular KS2History Stone Age to Iron Age Unit for KS2. 


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  • File Formats

    1 x PDF File (lesson plan and pupil resource sheets)

    1 x Powerpoint (whiteboard slides)

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