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Fun facts on the Ancient Romans

Fun facts on the Ancient Romans

This powerpoint presentation includes 20 fun, not very well-known facts on the Ancient Romans, on topics ranging from daily life to mythological tales. Perfect for starting off a lesson on Rome as a fun introduction to get the students’ interested. Each slide includes notes with further explanation, so that you as a teacher can introduce the fun fact with a bit more of a background story or answer students’ questions that may come up. These facts are carefully selected to trigger students’ curiosity, and will save you as a teacher lots of time in selecting and preparing! I start every Latin or history lesson with a fun fact like this, and my students love it.
CreativeClassics
Virgil’s Aeneid Book II: The Fall of Troy (Key Events, Characters & Themes)

Virgil’s Aeneid Book II: The Fall of Troy (Key Events, Characters & Themes)

Virgil’s Aeneid Book II: The Fall of Troy (Key Events, Characters & Themes) This resource contains: 4x PowerPoints (2x Key Events, 1x Characters, 1x Themes [including assessment]) 5x Worksheets 1x Assessment This resource contains 4 lessons covering the core content of Virgil’s Aeneid Book II: The Fall of Troy. All of the lessons are completely resourced and contain extension tasks to promote outstanding outcomes.
matthew_nolan
Medicine in History, Monopoly Game

Medicine in History, Monopoly Game

Medicine in History is a fun topic that brings Ancient and Medieval Civilizations to life. Class research the way that Medicine was practiced in the Ancient World before playing the game. The rules that are included are easy to adapt. Lots of classes like to add questions, alter the rules to make it their own etc. Medicine and it’s history are huge topics so extending the activity is easy to achieve through out of class work. This game has been used for 18 years now and I have found it to really engage learners.
dmoorhouse
Latin GCSE - sources aimed at the new cultural module for OCR

Latin GCSE - sources aimed at the new cultural module for OCR

These resources are designed for the new cultural module for the OCR Latin GCSE. They cover the mythology section: Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and the importance of piety linked to Ovid’s feralia. These can be used as a set of lessons introducing the topic or as a revision for the mythology section.
Alexisrgs
11 Virgil’s Aeneid Revision Placemats  (Part Two)  Books VII, VIII, X, XI & XII

11 Virgil’s Aeneid Revision Placemats (Part Two) Books VII, VIII, X, XI & XII

This resource contains 11 revision placemats covering Books VII, VIII, X, Xi and XIII (with at least two placemats per Book) of Virgil’s Aeneid. For each Book the revision placemats contain a summary of the Book, in depth analysis of the characters and key themes shown. These are an excellent revision tool which students can use at home or for last minute revision before an exam.
matthew_nolan
Augustus Family Review Game

Augustus Family Review Game

This is a game to teach/revise the members of Augustus’ family. Each card has a name (at the top, in capital letters), and a few words underneath. The aim of the game is for the student to get their group members to guess the name, but they cannot use the words listed in their description. This is such a hit with my class, they absolutely love it and it really works. Great for classics classes at a senior level.
c11mrgs
Latin Quotes with English translations, including full grammatical explanations and background info

Latin Quotes with English translations, including full grammatical explanations and background info

This set includes twelve Latin quotes, by both famous and lesser known authors, with their English translations, to use as display posters in the classroom, for example when teaching a unit on Romans or Ancient History or in any Latin class. After each poster quote I have included some information for the teacher to introduce the new quote to the classs, including a full grammatical Latin explanation of the quote, background information on the author and time, and a section on the meaning and interpretation of this specific quote so students know how and when they could use it in daily life. I use posters like these every week all school year long in my classes, and students collected them in their books and looked forward to the new quote each week. They starting using the most popular quotes in their conversations with each other, and often told me after a test when asked how it went, “oh, veni, vidi, vici!”
CreativeClassics
Latin GCSE

Latin GCSE

Set of resources aimed at the culture module for OCR GCSE Latin but can be adapted for KS3. These reosurces focus on entertainment.
Alexisrgs
Ancient Greek and Roman Women Vs. Modern women

Ancient Greek and Roman Women Vs. Modern women

These resources focus on a range of ancient Greek and Roman women and their modern counterparts. It enables pupils to understand the types of women there were and public reaction to them and how we react in today’s world to similar types of women. This was initially a project aimed at a year 9 Classics class.
Alexisrgs
Mythological Creatures

Mythological Creatures

This lesson was aimed at year 9 but could easily be used for younger years. The lesson involves group work and introduces pupils to a wide range of mythological creatures from Classical myth to Harry Potter. They learn what stories the creatures come from, why they are appealing and why they are still used today in fiction and films. This lesson can be used as part of project work or even something more creative such as designing a film poster.
Alexisrgs
Classical Myth & Religion: Introducing Greek and Roman Religion

Classical Myth & Religion: Introducing Greek and Roman Religion

Designed with the new OCR Classical Civilisation 9-1 GCSE in mind. Students are introduced to Ancient religion in general and the concepts of Hiera & Religio and the contractual nature of worship in the ancient world. In addition to this there is an exercise for students that is designed to compare ancient worship to modern worship and draw out the similarities and differences. There is a wealth of information contained within. The presentation goes through first the Greek gods and then their Roman equivalents. Each of the god's/goddess' areas of patronage are outlined, as are details about their associated mythologies, stories of origin and iconography. An A3 sheet is included to print and photocopy for students to record details about each deity, first for Greece and then for Rome. Primary Sources and GCSE practice questions are included as are model answers which students can use to improve their own answers. A final assessment task is also included which has GCSE rigour and can be used to get an accurate understanding of student's understanding of the topic to GCSE standard. Throughout, all technical terms are explained in 'glossary boxes' and students are encouraged to make a note of these as the lessons progress to build up their own glossary of key terms. The lesson could be easily differentiated for KS3 pupils by cutting out the GCSE style questions and focusing instead on the stories of each god/goddess.
robertsad
Roman Invasion of Britain

Roman Invasion of Britain

A set of lessons introducing students to the Roman invasion of Britain, including Boudica and Cogidubnus. There is a facebook task and a thorough plan for an assessment on the invasion, assessing the impact.
Alexisrgs
Roman Entertainment - Theatre and games

Roman Entertainment - Theatre and games

These lessons were designed for the Common Entrance exams for Latin. But can easily be adapted for year 7-9 alongside the CSCP text books or even as an introduction to the GCSE OCR Latin cultural module.
Alexisrgs
Roman Entertianment lesson for Year 7-11

Roman Entertianment lesson for Year 7-11

This a fun and interactive resource to introduce Roman Entertainment. It covers all forms of entertainment such as chariot racing, gladiatorial games, dinner parties. There are source work for the students and challenging worksheets that can be used for group work or individual work. This lesson can be used for KS3 or as an introduction for the cultural section for the OCR Latin GCSE.
Alexisrgs
Fake Autopsy Report

Fake Autopsy Report

Used as part of lesson to investigate gladiators, students completed the form after reading various primary and secondary sources and looking at the wounds on a 'body' outlined on the floor.
c_downes
Found Treasures Sampler! FREEBIE 10 Clip-Art Pieces!

Found Treasures Sampler! FREEBIE 10 Clip-Art Pieces!

Commercial Use OKAY in your own covers and projects but NO reselling or redistributing as Clip-Art. FREEBIE. This sampler is designed to introduce you to the new "Found Treasures" Clip-Art sets! Each set features a beautiful collection of restored, edited, and reformatted public domain images (now!) fit for TPT classroom and product use!*No restrictions for United States sellers only. Status in other countries is unknown. Set Information: This set includes images that range from 1" to 8" in color, grayscale, and B/W. Due the nature of the images, most clip-art pieces are available in only one version. Images are drawn, painted, or photographs. Some images are taken from ancient sources, others from academic. All images are 300 dpi, png. Background: While viewing public domain images for references, I found myself in awe of the beauty, precision, and uniqueness of these spectacular images. It seemed to be a shame that many of these timeless images would go unseen when they had so much to offer students and teachers. While there were many fantastic pictures available, most needed a variety of edits and touch-up work to be suited for reuse. I decided it would be worthwhile to restore and share my "Found Treasures" in a format that would be better suited for projects. Why choose "Found Treasures"? ALL public domain images were filtered through libraries for "no known copyright restrictions" only. In addition, the bundle includes email transcripts from both sources stating permission to obtain and use commercially! Images were only downloaded from these sources in which commercial usage was guaranteed...and even encouraged! Excellent Selection-Hours of searching. These beautiful and timeless selections were not chosen at random or without thought. Designer viewpoint consideration was involved in each selection. Found Treasures only includes images that were thought to be good choices for products, covers, and classrooms. Appropriateness, aesthetics, subject matter, visuals, and potential for use were considered on each piece. Save yourself the hours of searching through public domain images and questioning their restrictions and determining the best images. The best images for use were determined selected and saved to this bundle! Quality! Last but not least, every single one of these images has been modified in some way to make it a better choice for educators and sellers. Images have been edited for contrast, color, cleanliness, boldness, and lighting.
IllumismartClipArt
Found Treasures: Ancient Greece & Rome ClipArt-50 Pc! Restored Public Domain.

Found Treasures: Ancient Greece & Rome ClipArt-50 Pc! Restored Public Domain.

Found Treasures "Ancient Greece and Rome" Clip-Art features a beautiful collection of restored, edited, and reformatted public domain images (now!) fit for lassroom and product use! These incredible images are inspired by ancient peoples, and in some cases, by the ancients themselves! Enjoy a set of worry-free* selection of 50 images that have been through a variety of digital restoration and reformatting to make them perfect for projects and presentations! *(Email transcripts double checking for permission are included!) *No restrictions for United States sellers only. Status in other countries is unknown. Check public domain laws in your country if you do not live in United States. Most images are older than 1928 or ancient sources. Set Information: This set includes images that range from 1" to 8" in color, grayscale, and B/W. Due the nature of the images, most clip-art pieces are available in only one version. Images are drawn, painted, or photographs. Some images are taken from ancient sources, others from academic. All images are 300 dpi, png. Themes: This set showcases a variety of themes including but not limited to architecture, aquaduct, people, generals, vases, columns, patterns, coins, decoration, illustrations of myths, Socrates, Remus and Romulus, and more! For more detail on included themes,download the preview file. Background: While viewing public domain images for references, I found myself in awe of the beauty, precision, and uniqueness of these spectacular images. It seemed to be a shame that many of these timeless images would go unseen when they had so much to offer students and teachers. While there were many fantastic pictures available, most needed a variety of edits and touch-up work to be suited for reuse. I decided it would be worthwhile to restore and share my "Found Treasures" in a format that would be better suited for projects.
IllumismartClipArt
Virgil's Aeneid Revision Placemats (Books I, II, IV, V and VI)

Virgil's Aeneid Revision Placemats (Books I, II, IV, V and VI)

This resource contains 10 revision placemats covering Books I, II, IV, V and VI (two placemats per Book) of Virgil's Aeneid. For each Book the revision placemats contain a summary of the Book, in depth analysis of the characters and key themes shown. These are an excellent revision tool which students can use at home or for last minute revision before an exam.
matthew_nolan
New Classical Civilisation A-Level - Politics of the Late Republic Bundle (Background to the Late Republic)

New Classical Civilisation A-Level - Politics of the Late Republic Bundle (Background to the Late Republic)

This resource contains 7 fully resourced 1 hour lessons which cover the following topics: 1) How was Rome founded? 2) Who were the first Kings of Rome? 3) How was Rome's hierarchy structured? 4) How was the Roman state organised? 5) What political factions were present in Ancient Rome? 6) Why was patronage so important in Roman life and politics? 7) Exam practice All students are differentiated to enable weaker students within your class to access the lesson and also extend the most able.
matthew_nolan
How was Rome founded? - The myth of Romulus and Remus  - Lesson 1 ( Politics of the Late Republic)

How was Rome founded? - The myth of Romulus and Remus - Lesson 1 ( Politics of the Late Republic)

This resource contains: 1x Information about the course PowerPoint 1x PowerPoint lesson 1x Myth sheet This lessons work well with the OCR Classical CIvilisation textbook - ‘Politics of the Late Republic’. In this lesson students are first introduced to the topic that they will be studying ‘the Politics of the Late Republic’ and are shown how they will be examined. After this students learn about Roman society through the myth of Romulus and Remus. Students use the myth to learn about key Roman values and predict what was important to the Romans in the time period of the course. This will work well with my other resources on the ‘Politics of the Republic’ which can be found here: Who were the first Kings of Rome? Lesson 2 How was Rome’s Hierarchy Structured? - Lesson 3 How was the Roman state structured? - Lesson 4 What political factions were present in ancient Rome? - Lesson 5 Why was patronage so important in Roman life and politics? - Lesson 6 Background to the Late Republic exam practice - Lesson 7
matthew_nolan
Who were the first Kings of Rome? Lesson 2 (Politics of the Late Republic)

Who were the first Kings of Rome? Lesson 2 (Politics of the Late Republic)

This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Information Hand This lessons work well with the OCR Classical CIvilisation textbook - ‘Politics of the Late Republic’. At the start of this lesson students reflect on the key Roman values which were learnt in lesson one by focussing on the myth of Romulus and Remus. After, students use the information sheet to learn about the seven Kings of Rome and group their positive and negative actions. Finally, students think about the impact of the Roman’s rejecting their monarchy on the different groups in Roman society. This lesson works best with my other resources created on the Politics of the Late Republic, these can be found here: How was Rome’s Hierarchy Structured? - Lesson 3 How was the Roman state structured? - Lesson 4 What political factions were present in ancient Rome? - Lesson 5 Why was patronage so important in Roman life and politics? - Lesson 6 Background to the Late Republic exam practice - Lesson 7
matthew_nolan
Background to the Late Republic Exam Practice - Lesson 7 (Politics of the Late Republic )

Background to the Late Republic Exam Practice - Lesson 7 (Politics of the Late Republic )

This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Key Terms Glossary 1x Key Terms Test 1x Essay Planning Sheet This lessons work well with the OCR Classical CIvilisation textbook - ‘Politics of the Late Republic’. In this lesson students recap all the information they have learnt about the background to the Politics of the Late Republic and write an answer to an essay question. First students recap the key terms they have learnt by completing a key terms test. After students plan an answer to a question about the political powers of the people outside of the senate. Students do this by splitting into groups and going through their notes and then team teach other groups. This lesson works best with my other resources created on the Politics of the Late Republic, these can be found here: How was Rome’s Hierarchy Structured? - Lesson 3 How was the Roman state structured? - Lesson 4 What political factions were present in ancient Rome? - Lesson 5 Why was patronage so important in Roman life and politics? - Lesson 6
matthew_nolan
Why was Patronage so important in Roman life and politics? - Lesson 6(Politics of the Late Republic)

Why was Patronage so important in Roman life and politics? - Lesson 6(Politics of the Late Republic)

This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Information Cards This lessons work well with the OCR Classical CIvilisation textbook - ‘Politics of the Late Republic’. In this lesson students are introduced to the idea of patronage and the significance it played in Roman politics and their daily life. Students first discuss what patronage is and then use the information cards to create a mind-map on the importance of patronage in Roman politics and daily life. Finally, students use their mind-map to answer the lesson question. This lesson works well with my other resources created on the Politics of the Late Republic, these can be found here: How was Rome’s Hierarchy Structured? - Lesson 3 How was the Roman state structured? - Lesson 4 What political factions were present in ancient Rome? - Lesson 5
matthew_nolan
What political factions were present in Ancient Rome? - Lesson 5 (Politics of the Late Republic)

What political factions were present in Ancient Rome? - Lesson 5 (Politics of the Late Republic)

What political factions were present in Ancient Rome? - Lesson 5 (Politics of the Late Republic) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Revision Quiz 1x Homework sheet (required to be completed for the lesson) This lessons work well with the OCR Classical CIvilisation textbook - ‘Politics of the Late Republic’. This lesson reflects on what students have learnt about Ancient Roman society and politics. Students are to discuss their findings from their homework research task and think about the impact on the senate and the people of Rome and other consequences. Finally students are handed a table with the different ‘factions’ in Rome and are required to put Romans they know about in each category. This lesson works well with lessons 3 and 4 on politics of the late republic which can be found here: How was Rome’s Hierarchy Structured? - Lesson 3 How was the Roman state structured? - Lesson 4
matthew_nolan
How was the Roman State Organised? - Lesson 4 (Politics of the Late Republic - NEW OCR A-Level)

How was the Roman State Organised? - Lesson 4 (Politics of the Late Republic - NEW OCR A-Level)

How was the Roman State Organised? - Lesson 4 (Politics of the Late Republic - NEW OCR A-Level) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Worksheet 1x Information Cards This lessons work well with the OCR Classical CIvilisation textbook - ‘Politics of the Late Republic’. This lesson first reflects on the key terms and social groups which students learnt in the social hierarchy lesson. Next a diagram of the government of the United Kingdom is shown to explain how someone has to work their way up to become a Prime Minister, just like they did in Rome. Students then use the information cards to complete their worksheet on the Roman state. Finally a homework task is set to reinforce what the students have learnt in this lesson and provide an ancient Historian’s view which is needed for the essay questions in the exam. This lesson follows the lesson on the Roman social Hierarchy which can be found here: How was Rome’s Hierarchy Structured? - Lesson 3
matthew_nolan
How was Rome’s Hierarchy Structured? - Lesson 3 (Politics of the Late Republic - NEW A-Level)

How was Rome’s Hierarchy Structured? - Lesson 3 (Politics of the Late Republic - NEW A-Level)

How was Rome’s Hierarchy Structured? - Lesson 3 (Politics of the Late Republic - NEW A-Level) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Worksheet 1x Information Sheets 1x Homework Research Worksheet These lessons work well with the OCR Classical CIvilisation textbook - ‘Politics of the Late Republic’. This lesson introduces students to how ancient Rome was structured socially and reflects the similarities and differences between society today. Students first think about how a school is structured and about the power each group has. Next students use the information sheets to complete their worksheet on Roman social hierarchy. Finally students question what problems this social hierarchy could cause in Ancient Rome. A homework worksheet is used in this lesson. It provides the content for Lesson 5.
matthew_nolan