"An excellent, exciting workshop that fitted the objectives of the 2014 curriculum topic of ‘Roman Britain’ perfectly. "
y4 teacher, Liverpool
A SLICE OF ROMAN BRITAIN IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR SCHOOL
Julius Ceasar's attempted invasion of Britain!
Extract from NC 2014:
'The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain'
This Roman workshop has been planned from the ground up to match the objectives of the new 2014 National Curriculum for History, with the renewed emphasis on chronological understanding and on the statutory topic of 'The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain' rather than the Roman Empire as a whole. As a result, the interactive timeline at the start of the workshop covers all of the following content, taken directly from the new curriculum.
Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC
the Roman Empire by AD 42 and the power of its army
successful invasion by Claudius and conquest, including Hadrian’s Wall
British resistance, for example, Boudica
‘Romanisation’ of Britain: sites such as Caerwent and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs, including early Christianity (this is covered not through Caerwent but by discussion of Constantine, the first Christian Roman Emperor who was crowned in York).
Constantine, the first Christian Emperor, inspects his legions
In addition, the rest of the activities throughout the day continue to consolidate this information and expand on it by looking at a Roman soldier's daily life; marching using the original latin commands and also Pilum throwing, all of which is delivered in a fun way with anecdotes and greater detail about life in Roman Britain, making the day one of most fun, yet also relevant, Roman workshops on the market.
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The timeline in action