Romans Lesson 1
Introduction: How did the Roman Empire begin?
This lesson for Y3/4 introduces the Roman Empire in its historial and geographical contexts. Pupils will make a timeline to set this period into the wider context of World History. Then they will investigate two contrasting stories about the founding of Rome, discussing the difference between legends and historical fact.
The PDF files include a full lesson plan, a set of Rome stories and pupil timeline activity cards.
PowerPoint on Battle of Hastings - Secondary sources to go along with PowerPoint. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.1 , CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.7.1 , CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.8.1 , CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.2 , CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.7.2 , CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.8.2
Goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day. Use MS Word to adapt it.
I have added the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages to the updated version. As well as the first public railway in 1825, England winning the World Cup in 1966 and the 2012 Olympics.
Roman villa lessons
lesson one-Introduction to Roman Villa and key features
Then a long term task pupils design a Roman estate agent booklet by being a Roman estate agent (word doc)
The word doc is a 7 page booklet of roman villa budget task, students have a budget of 8,000 denarii to budget building a villa with rooms and fetures and then students produce a booklet to describe the villa (good for numeracy and literacy-pursuasive writing) work doc can be photopied in to an A5 booklet for pupils to plan their own villa. Explains key rooms, extras and features of Roman Villas
Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it.
It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks.
It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want.
Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.