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Objective: In this lesson, we will explore the fascinating history of Stonehenge and how it might have been constructed.

Warm-up Activity:

  1. Ask students if they have heard of Stonehenge. Do they have any prior knowledge of it?
  2. Show them a picture of Stonehenge. Ask them to observe and describe the picture. What materials are used in the structure? What do they think it could be used for?
  3. Divide the class into groups of three or four. Ask them to brainstorm for five minutes and come up with two questions they want to learn about Stonehenge.
  4. Collect the questions and write them down on the board. This way, you can revisit them later and answer them during the lesson.

Introduction to Stonehenge:

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. It is a ring of standing stones, each weighing up to 25 tons. The stones are arranged in a specific pattern, with lintel stones on top. The monument is estimated to have been built between 3000-2000 BCE.

Theories about How Stonehenge Was Built:

There have been several theories about how the ancient people might have constructed Stonehenge. The most widely accepted theory is that they used ropes, wooden poles, and stone rollers to move the stones into place.

How Was Stonehenge Used?

There are several theories about how Stonehenge was used. Some believe it was used for worship, while others think it might have been a burial site. It is also believed to have been an astronomical observatory, used to observe the movement of the sun and moon.


Stonehenge remains a mystery to this day, but it continues to fascinate people from all over the world. By learning about its history and construction, we can gain a better understanding of our ancient ancestors and the world they lived in.