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2 Cwmaber Junior Houses and Households. Looking at Celtic Roundhouses. KS2

3 Celtic Roundhouses. Key Questions: What type of houses did the Celts live in? Are you able to label a Celtic Roundhouse? How were they build? What is the inside of a Celtic Roundhouse like?

4 Celtic Roundhouse Concept Map Record what you already know about Celtic Roundhouses below:

5 Celtic Roundhouses. This a Celtic Roundhouse. What type of materials have been used? The Celts usually lived near forests and rivers. Why do you think that is?

6 Celtic Roundhouse. Look at this Celtic Roundhouse. Are you able to label different parts of the house?

7 Exercise One. Using the information you have found out compare your house with a Celtic Roundhouse. Group One: Design a table to record your similarities and differences e.g. windows, roof, materials, walls, rooms etc… Group Two: Use the writing frame provided to record how your house is similar or different to a Celtic Roundhouse.

8 How did the Celts build Roundhouses? Click on this CelticRoundhouse to see how!

9 Inside a Celtic Roundhouse. What can you see in this photograph?

10 Fire. The fire is the heart of the house. The fire is almost always in the middle of the building. It is used to heat the entire house (central heating) -joke! The fire is also the stove, and is used as a source of heat to do all the cooking.

11 Cauldron. One of the most important items in the house is the cauldron. This one is suspended over the fire using a tripod and adjustable chain. If you were well off, the cauldron would have been made of iron, otherwise a bronze one would have to do.

12 Bed. The base of the bed is an oak frame, with a sleeping surface of woven hazel. This gives a certain amount of spring to the bed. A mattress of hay or feathers is put onto the bed, and then covered with animal skins, such as sheep or bear.

13 Stool. The stool shown here has wooden legs and a leather top. Other finds indicate items like wooden chests and tables.

14 Exercise Two. Looking at the inside of your house and a Celtic Roundhouse. Group One: Look at the objects from inside a Celtic Roundhouse. Compare with similar objects you have in your house. Write a short description and draw a picture for each. Group Two: Use the worksheet provided to look at hoe objects found in a Celtic Roundhouse have changed over the years.

15 Celtic Hillforts. What can you see from the photograph? Why do you think the Celts build their villages on top of a hill? How would this hillfort help during battles?

16 Celtic Lake Villages. This is a photograph of a Celtic Lake Village. What can you see in the photograph? Why do you think the Celts build their roundhouses on lakes?

17 Exercise Three. You have looked at Celtic Hillforts and Celtic Lake Villages. Which one do you think you would prefer to live on if you were a Celt and why? Group One: Write a short report on a Celtic Hillfort and Lake Village. Record which one you would like to live on and why. Group Two: Complete the short passage filling in the missing words.

18 Concept Map on Celtic Roundhouses. Now record what you have learnt on Celtic Roundhouses below:


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