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Topical Tuesdays: Beyond Stonehenge – KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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Archaeologists have discovered a circle of large man-made holes around a site near Stonehenge. But are there better ways we could be spending our money than digging up things from the past?

This resource pack contains a story about the Stonehenge discovery from The Week Junior, alongside ideas for activities encouraging children to consider how they feel about relevant issues.

This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:

  • Debate whether the cost of this discovery is worth it. Are there are better things to spend money on? Or is it important that we try to find out as much as we can about our past?
  • Write a persuasive text, such as a promotional leaflet, encouraging people to visit this new find
  • Write an imagined conversation between two of the people who dug the holes that formed this monument
  • There have been a number of theories about the original purpose of Stonehenge. Research and summarise them, saying which one seems the most likely to you and why

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.

What is The Week Junior?

The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.

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