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"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

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ROMAN SCHOOL WORKSHOP

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Roman britain 2014 national curriculum

scheme of work: lesson 6 - The Roman legacy

Resources for this KS2 Romans lesson plan:

Many of the resources such as the photopacks will be suitable for this lesson - visit the 'planning' home page here.

Relevance to Roman section of 2014 National Curriculum for History:

Everything stated in the Roman Britain section, dependent on the extent of each pupil’s own project work.

Pupils will learn ..

About all aspects of Roman Britain as per their own project work.

Lesson notes:

This final free KS2 Romans lesson plan gives pupils an opportunity to research a specific aspect of Roman Britain and time should be given (i.e. another one or two lessons) for them to works on this, unless it is being given as a half term project.

Main lesson activity: project work

Discuss what kind of media the pupils can include in their project e.g. pictures, writing, a drama, artwork, then allow time each week for pupils to work on it.

Plenary:

Presentation of projects in one of the following suggested ways:

To classmates at front of class

In the form of a large project book for the whole class

As a school assembly

Possible extensions and other activities:

As per the other KS2 Romans lesson plan in this pack, the wide open nature of the task means there are many opportunities for follow on activities and extension work.

Lesson introduction: Project introduction / What do you want to research?

Explain to pupils that they will be doing either individual or joint projects on one aspect of Roman Britain.  Here are some suggested topic areas:

Roman construction methods (e.g. roads, forts, Hadrian’s wall)

Hadrian’s wall

A roman army soldier, kit and equipment

Roman food

Roman Latin language and place names

British tribes

The Roman empire outside of Britain

Roman emperors

Boudica

Any other area of Roman Britain they can think of

When the topic has been decided, allow pupils time to do initial research (making notes from books and the internet instead of printing off web pages).