Roman Empire

The Romans ruled much of Europe and Northern Africa from 753BC until c.400AD. Their history fascinates pupils and they left a long-lasting legacy including Christianity, calendars and central heating. Get started on your journey back to Roman times with a clip from Sky Atlantic’s British TV series and a lesson plan from TES partner National Schools Partnership. Then continue your scheme of work with Roman soldier paper dolls, mosaic making and more.


Roman Empire

The Romans ruled much of Europe and Northern Africa from 753BC until c.400AD. Their history fascinates pupils and they left a long-lasting legacy including Christianity, calendars and central heating. Get started on your journey back to Roman times with a clip from Sky Atlantic’s British TV series and a lesson plan from TES partner National Schools Partnership. Then continue your scheme of work with Roman soldier paper dolls, mosaic making and more.

The British: Roman Invasion

Watch this clip in class and use the lesson plan to explore Roman life.




Sky Atlantic’s compelling resource brings to life defining moments from over 2000 years of British history. This fascinating video and detailed lesson plan provide students with amazing insight into the ways in which the Romans have contributed to shaping the nation’s history.

See more about The British and National Schools Partnership resources on their TES profile.

The British: Roman lesson plan

More Roman resources from TES users

Legacy of Rome

  • What did the Romans ever do for us? Explore the Roman inventions that we still use in the modern world.

Homemade Mosaics

  • Pupils can make their very own mosaics and decorate their home like a Roman palace with these simple instructions.

Roman gods and goddesses

  • Introduce pupils to the deities that early Romans worshipped with these profiles.

Follow the centurion

  • Explore why the Roman army was so successful with this resource on the Empire’s military.

Gladiators

  • Pupils can pretend to be Roman sports journalists as they provide commentary and write an article about a Gladiator battle.

Would you really want to be a gladiator?

  • The life of a gladiator is described in this PowerPoint, from capture to their gruesome demise.

I’m Spartacus

  • An assembly play script for the story of Spartacus.

Roman soldiers

  • A creative art project where pupils create Roman army paper dolls to show the tactics soldiers used.

Roman bath

  • This writing task asks students to imagine they’re back in Roman times and report on their visit to a Roman bath house.

Roman numerals

  • A basic maths lesson – Roman style.