Our Stonehenge lesson plan teaches students about the landmark Stonehenge, including its history, its significance, and possible theories about why it was built. Students also learn related vocabulary.

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Our Stonehenge lesson plan introduces students to the fascinating ancient monument in England called Stonehenge. The lesson provides several interesting facts about Stonehenge, including how archaeologists believe the original structure appeared. The people who likely built Stonehenge are mentioned in the lesson, as well as the time period in which it was built. A few possible explanations for why Stonehenge was built are listed, and students are given the opportunity to come up with their own theories on why Stonehenge was erected. During this lesson, students are asked to match terms with their definitions in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify and describe the ancient monument called Stonehenge, explain how the monument was built, and list possible reasons for its construction.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4

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Social Studies


4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade