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Interpret Sources to Explain why the Roman Army was Effective (Y3/4)

Interpret Sources to Explain why the Roman Army was Effective (Y3/4)

A lesson for Y3/4 focussing on the skill of historical interpretation. This lesson provides primary and secondary sources (in picture format) that pupils interpret to decide why the Roman army was such a successful fighting force and why they enjoyed such success against the Celts when they invaded Britain. The resources comprise a powerpoint, a sheet with information on the sources (it is suggested you enlarge this to A3), images of the sources to cut and stick (if desired) and the worksheets themselves, differentiated 2 ways.
tejlander
The Silk Road in Ancient Times (games)

The Silk Road in Ancient Times (games)

Cards to play different games about the Silk Road in Ancient Times, at the time of the Romans and the Han dynasty China. The cards are about the Romans, the Chinese, and general information about the Silk Road (routes, countries…). Pupils can classify the cards to learn about the Silk Road, play with them (memory or other games). This activity has been prepared by a French teacher to study the subject in English with Year 6) 6e pupils. Thanks for being tolerant with the different propositions of how to play with the cards. Don’t hesitate to tell me if you have better ideas (I would be pleased!) or find any spelling mistake (I hope not!)… Thank you.
ckhg44
How Roman are you? - activity

How Roman are you? - activity

This works really well as a quick starter or plenary activity. Students complete a questionnaire about Roman inventions and how recently they have used them. From this they achieve a score (out of 66) and are asked to stand up when their score bracket is read aloud. A fun way to introduce the concept of why the Romans are so significant.
danguiney
Roman Civilisation - 23 page lesson pack

Roman Civilisation - 23 page lesson pack

Students read up on background information before being divided into research groups. In this 23 page pack students research either 1) architecture, military & religion, 2) Government, public health, & women, and 3) Roads, slavery & leisure. The packs are really detailed and encourage students to make links and to decide to what extent Ancient Rome can be considered civilised. Students use the information to create presentations which they deliver to the class. As you can see from the pictures this is a project my students love and which really hones their historical skills. I know your students will love it also.
danguiney
Julius Caesar - Comparing Sources

Julius Caesar - Comparing Sources

A differentiated task using sources to generate a picture of what Julius Caesar was like as a person. Higher Level reading skills - comparing different sources - discussing the reliability of each source- comparing fact and opinion - using multiple sources to come to a conclusion - referring to the text when expressing an opinion on the main themes and characters Sources - Mark Antony’s Monologue (Shakespeare) www.biography.com The death of Julius Caesar (Plutarch) The Ides of March, Article from The Telegraph
Roseborne88
Caesar Assassination - 10 page lesson pack

Caesar Assassination - 10 page lesson pack

After reading through the background information students sift through the twenty four incredibly detailed evidence cards provided to create columns which show how power, politics and people explain the reasons Caesar was killed on the Ides of March. This is an ideal task to help scaffold student responses to a piece of extended written work or timed assessment. I hope your students enjoy this lesson as much as mine do!
danguiney
Virgil’s Aeneid Book V: Funeral Games (Key Events, Characters & Themes: 3x lessons)

Virgil’s Aeneid Book V: Funeral Games (Key Events, Characters & Themes: 3x lessons)

Virgil’s Aeneid Book V: Funeral Games (Key Events, Characters & Themes) This resource contains: 3x PowerPoints (2x Key Events, 1x Characters and Themes 5x Worksheets 1x Revision Questions This resource contains 3 lessons covering the core content of Virgil’s Aeneid Book V: Funeral Games. All of the lessons are completely resourced and contain extension tasks to promote outstanding outcomes and results.
matthew_nolan
History of Medicine Timeline

History of Medicine Timeline

This time line covers the key dates of the GCSE 9-1 History of Medicine Course. It can be used as a revision aid or stuck into the inside of a workbook to provide quick reference for students in lessons.
AIOM_TEACH
KS1 & 2 Ancient Romans. Set of 5 worksheets. Label the armour on the Roman soldier, Label the clothe

KS1 & 2 Ancient Romans. Set of 5 worksheets. Label the armour on the Roman soldier, Label the clothe

KS1 & 2 Ancient Romans. Set of 5 worksheets. Label the armour on the Roman soldier, Label the clothes on the Roman man, Label the armour on the gladiator (3 worksheets). 2 Ancient Roman alphabet (Latin) worksheets . Total set of 5 worksheets: Three separate worksheets to enable pupils to match the clothing vocabulary to the correct part of the picture (soldier, gladiator and man in toga). There are ten items of clothing to label on the gladiator and soldier worksheets and six parts to label on the Roman man. The vocabulary list is included on each worksheet for pupil use and there is an image of a soldier, gladiator and Roman man for pupils to colour. There are 2 simple worksheets for pupils to use to translate common words into the 21 letters of the Latin alphabet. A simple translation grid is included. Useful activities to assess pupil knowledge of key vocabulary at the end of a mini topic on Ancient Rome, The Roman Empire, Clothes through the ages, Ancient writing.
newromantic
Ancient Peoples Bundle - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Texts (SAVE 55%)

Ancient Peoples Bundle - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Texts (SAVE 55%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore different cultures and civilization during ancient times. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Why the Roman army was successful

Why the Roman army was successful

These 7 lessons were created for KS3 SEN students however are also suitable for KS2. All lessons are differentiated and have a starter, main and plenary. An assessment lesson is also included and weekly homework. Lessons are about why the Romans were successful including content on equipment, resources and tatitcs.
strawbs1333
How Romans changed Britain

How Romans changed Britain

These 5 lessons were created for KS3 SEN students however are also suitable for KS2. All lessons are differentiated and have a starter, main and plenary. An assessment lesson is also included and weekly homework. Lessons consist of: Before the Roman invasion: Celts lived in tribes, Kings/chiefs ruled tribes, tribes lived in hill forts, there were no towns or roads and most people were farmers. Explain the changes that the Romans put in place, reasons for these changes and analyse whether these changes continued or ended after the Romans left Britain. Roman roads: Change - why the Romans built straight roads and the advantages of these. Continuity – many Roman roads have been converted into motorways and are still used today. Religion: Continuity – the Romans were Pagans like people in Britain at this time but worshipped different Gods. Christianity became the official Roman religion and is still worshipped today. Language, writing and numbers: Change: The Romans recorded their history and kept record. People in Britain began to do this. New coin designs were introduced. Roman numerals were introduced to tell the time and part of record keeping. Continuity – some of our language derives from Latin, our coins are based on the Roman design and we still use Roman numerals. Development of towns: Change – towns and cities developed. Trading centres developed in the centre of towns and forts were built along trade routes. Continuity – names of towns and trading centres continued after the Romans left. Identify and explain what happens when the Romans left – some towns fell into ruin, most people returned to farming, some towns that were trading centres continued.
strawbs1333
Explain why the Romans invaded Britain.

Explain why the Romans invaded Britain.

These 6 lessons were created for KS3 SEN students however are also suitable for KS2. All lessons are differentiated and have a starter, main and plenary. An assessment lesson is also included and weekly homework. Lessons consist of: Knowledge and understanding. Cause and consequence. Historical change. Which raw materials the Romans wanted and reasons for this. How ambition, the need for slaves and increased power led to the Romans conquering Britain. How changes in the Roman empire led to changes in demand for raw materials. Categorise information. Analyse which reasons for invasion were the most important and why. Assessment 2: focusing on the causes of the Roman invasion. Task: Why did the Romans invade Britain?
strawbs1333
Understand and explain what the Roman Empire was.

Understand and explain what the Roman Empire was.

These 7 lessons were created for KS3 SEN students however are also suitable for KS2. All lessons are differentiated and have a starter, main and plenary. An assessment lesson is also included and weekly homework. Lessons consists of: Knowledge and understanding. Locate Rome on a map and countries that were part of the Roman empire. Cross reference European countries today that were part of the Roman Empire. Identify and explain reasons why the Roman Empire expanded. Understand the concept of provinces within the Roman Empire. Explain the mythological story of the birth of Rome. Assessment 1: Knowledge and understanding. How does the story of Romulus and Remus explain that Rome was created? Why and how did the Roman Empire expand?
strawbs1333
Virgil’s Aeneid Book IV: Dido (Key Events, Characters & Themes)

Virgil’s Aeneid Book IV: Dido (Key Events, Characters & Themes)

Virgil’s Aeneid Book IV: Dido (Key Events, Characters & Themes) This resource contains: 4x PowerPoints (2x Key Events, 1x Characters, 1x Themes 9x Worksheets 1x Revision Questions This resource contains 4 lessons covering the core content of Virgil’s Aeneid Book IV: Dido. All of the lessons are completely resourced and contain extension tasks to promote outstanding outcomes and results.
matthew_nolan
Roman Empire

Roman Empire

These great resources look at a range of topics including the Roman Army, Hadrian’s Wall, Roman Roads and Trade in the Empire. I’ve also included some card games as well which make great starters and plenaries. Have fun and follow the History Academy on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates. Roy
Roy_Huggins
Newspaper article: Pompeii faces doom (again)

Newspaper article: Pompeii faces doom (again)

Article from the Independent newspaper and written by Michael Day entitled* Pompeii faces doom (again): Can a massive EU bail-out save the ancient city from neglect, rain and Mafia meddling?* The article examines the issue of why restoration and conservation work at Pompeii appears poor and delayed. This resource is part of a unit of work for the H.S.C. Core Study: Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum. NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
WayneWoods
Ancient History Big Bundle!

Ancient History Big Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS EACH OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS, IN ADDITION TO THE ANCIENT HISTORY POINTLESS GAMES! The clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following ancient history topics: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; The Romans. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included). Based on the popular game show, the ‘Pointless’ games are perfect for use as whole lesson resources, enrichment options, or revision tools. The games are editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. Each game contains around 25 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions and they are effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of Romans, Ancient Egyptians, and Ancient Greeks. The nature of the games ensures that the resources can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
Ancient History Knowledge Organisers Bundle!

Ancient History Knowledge Organisers Bundle!

These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following ancient history topics: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; The Romans. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Romans Pointless Game!

Romans Pointless Game!

Based on the popular game show ‘Pointless,’ this resource is perfect for use as a whole lesson resource, enrichment option, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. (I’ve also added a blank template so that you can make your own games from scratch). Containing 24 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of Romans. Round 1. Roman Leaders/ Emperors Round 2. Places in the Roman Empire Round 3. Key Dates Round 4. Objects and Ideas in Roman Times Round 5. Roman Words The nature of this game ensures that the resource can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
Punic Wars Packet- Overview of three wars, study guide, quiz, and answer keys.

Punic Wars Packet- Overview of three wars, study guide, quiz, and answer keys.

**Who is it for? **This is for students who have been studying the Punic Wars and teachers who are looking to provide a resource for students to study, as well as a study guide and a quiz. Students from late elementary up through high school can use this resource. Why is it useful? The Punic Wars encompass a lot of material! This packet provides concrete highlights that students can easily understand and organize. It also offers a study guide that aligns with the test so students will be well prepared and feel confident when they take their final quiz. What’s included? The Punic Wars packet includes an overview of each of the three Punic Wars, a study guide for students, an answer key for teachers, a quiz for students, and an answer key for teachers.
mculler
Why did the Romans invade Britain?

Why did the Romans invade Britain?

This is a simple lesson designed to introduce the main reasons the Romans invaded Britain under Caesar. The learning objectives are staggered and your students show their developing knowledge as the lesson goes on by answer set questions. The lesson begins by introducing the Romans Empire and what an empire is. Next the class completes an activity matching the reasons with simple explanations. Finally the class put what they have learnt to use by answering a choice of questions based on ability. The harder question involves weighing up and deciding what they think is the MAIN reason for the Roman invasion. Lesson Includes: 15 slide animated PowerPoint presentation One page worksheet/cardsort. TERMS OF USE: This download (free or purchased) is for your own personal use in your classroom or your home. Please do not share my resources with others unless given explicit consent by me. Please direct them to my store instead. You may not share this download. You may not alter any item in this download, resell and claim as your own work. Similarly, you may not sell or share these resources with anyone and you may not use the contents of this download to create anything for commercial purposes or other commercial products. If you are an education board or school and would like to use my resources district wide, please contact me about licensing. © A. Hughes (MsHughesTeaches), 2014 All rights reserved. Graphics on the preview From the Pond http://frompond.blogspot.com
PerfidiaBlackheart
The Romans Knowledge Organiser!

The Romans Knowledge Organiser!

This clear, detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising knowledge relating to the Romans. It contains comprehensive sections on: Roman Empire map (annotated); Roman Leaders and Emperors; Roman timeline; Roman places and landmarks; Roman daily life. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included). It is most suitable for children in KS2 and KS3.
TandLGuru
Julio-Claudians - Metalanguage

Julio-Claudians - Metalanguage

Key words and concepts mix and match activity. This resource is designed for the Higher School Certificate course. Section 4 - Historical Periods. Option J - The Julio-Claudians CE 14-69. NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
WayneWoods
Rome in the First Century. Episode 2: The Years of Trial.

Rome in the First Century. Episode 2: The Years of Trial.

Worksheet to accompany the PBS video, Rome in the First Century. Episode 2: Years of Trial. The video covers the state of the empire at the time of Augustus’ death, the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius, discrimination against Jews and emergence of the Christian sect and various Roman practices such as the public baths and slavery. The video is particularly useful in meeting some of the required knowledge in: Higher School Certificate course. Section 4 - Historical Periods. Option J - The Julio-Claudians CE 14-69. NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
WayneWoods
Magazine article: Such a stoic

Magazine article: Such a stoic

Analysis of article by Elizabeth Kolbert, Such a stoic. Published in The New Yorker. The article gives a good overview of the life of Seneca, his works, values and conflicted roles in Nero’s life and administration. Perfect resource for: Higher School Certificate course. Section 3 - Personalities in their Times. Option J - Rome - Agrippina the Younger. Section 4 - Historical Periods. Option J - The Julio-Claudians CE 14-69. NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
WayneWoods
The Praetorian Guard

The Praetorian Guard

Analysis of the information video, The Praetorian Guard by DC History. Only the first 40 minutes deal with the nature and role of the Praetorian Guard during the Julio-Claudian period. It is particularly useful in meeting some of the required knowledge in: Higher School Certificate course. Section 3 - Personalities in their Times. Option J - Rome - Agrippina the Younger. Section 4 - Historical Periods. Option J - The Julio-Claudians CE 14-69. NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
WayneWoods
Ezine article - The Emperor's fatal servants

Ezine article - The Emperor's fatal servants

Analysis of an ezine article by Guy de la Bédoyère entitled The emperor’s fatal servants. The article provides an overview of the nature and role of the Praetorian Guard, focusing on the Julio-Claudian period. It is particularly useful in meeting some of the required knowledge in: Higher School Certificate course. Section 3 - Personalities in their Times. Option J - Rome - Agrippina the Younger. Section 4 - Historical Periods. Option J - The Julio-Claudians CE 14-69. NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
WayneWoods
KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for KS2 students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following topics: World War II; Ancient Egypt; The Solar System; Tudors and Stuarts; The Rainforest; The Romans; Ancient Greece. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Caligula with Mary Beard

Caligula with Mary Beard

Worksheet to accompany the BBC video, Caligula with Mary Beard. The video gives a narrative of Caligula’s life, refers to the classical writers who give evidence about (or rather, do not give evidence about) Caligula. Mary takes the viewer to key sites connected with Caligula and provides an explanation to a range of archaeological and architectural connected to Caligula. There is a good discussion on the problem of succession, myth vs reality in the legend of Caligula as depraved madman and Caligula’s successes and failures as emperor. This resource is part of a unit of work for the NSW *Ancient Syllabus *for the Australian Curriculum, Higher School Certificate course, Part 4 - Historical Periods, Option J - The Julio-Claudians CE 14–69.
WayneWoods
Tony Robinson's Romans - Nero

Tony Robinson's Romans - Nero

Worksheet to accompany the video Tony Robinson’s Romans - Nero. Outstanding overview of Nero, his leadership of the Roman Empire, role of women in the imperial court, problems of the succession and changing image of the princips. It is particularly useful in meeting some of the required knowledge in: Higher School Certificate course. Section 3 - Personalities in their Times. Option J - Rome - Agrippina the Younger. Section 4 - Historical Periods. Option J - The Julio-Claudians CE 14-69. NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
WayneWoods
Millionaire Quiz! (Roman Numerals Edition)

Millionaire Quiz! (Roman Numerals Edition)

Featuring a Roman Numeral version of my best-in-class Millionaire Quiz, these assessment tools are perfect to engage children with the concept of Roman Numerals. Meeting all of the requirements of the national curriculum for Roman Numerals, this quiz is a fun way to assess and show progress.
GalvaniseEDU