Stone Age to Iron Age activity 4: design an Iron Age mirror
Lots of intricate jewellery was created in the Iron Age, often with distinctive swirly designs. Children can research Iron Age jewellery including examples from Folkestone and then make their own Iron Age mirror.
Show the photos as mystery objects. Ask pupils the following questions to see if they can come up with some initial ideas about what the objects might be.
What material is the object made from?
How would you describe it - colour, texture, pattern?
How do you think they were they made?
What do you think they were used for?
Who might they have belonged to?
What might we use today instead?
Through this discussion, introduce the children to the subject of the Iron Age, and that Iron Age people were living in the Folkestone area, including in the Cheriton area and on the East Cliff, before the town was built. We know about their lives from the evidence they left behind.
The children research Learn with ObjectsStone Age to Bronze Age 6, 7 and 9, and other websites to find out more about Iron Age jewellery and dress accessories (items from clothing).
Below are links to some excellent resources you can use in the classroom.
Here’s an intricate Iron Age brooch in rotatable 3D.