This session starts 6 sessions’ work looking at Roman spectacles. Children research the Gladiators and what used to occur in the Coliseum. They compare these vast gatherings of spectators to sports events today! They do further research using the internet.
Suitable for years 3 and 4.
Following the work on gladiators and amphitheatres childrn research different kinds of gladiators and then start to plan a dance-movement exercise of a gladiator fight in slow motion. They perform this with a partner.
Suitable for years 3 and 4.
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Lesson looking at the role of Gladiators in roman society. Pupils complete a starter/settler activity and then watch a series of horrible history clips and take notes on whether they think the Romans were civilized or not based on the role of gladiators. Videos can be found on youtube - gladiator training clip is terry jones from monty python looking at how gladiators trained is also on youtube. Pupils finish by completing a questionnaire by pretending to be a gladiator. Pupils then take part in plenary by judging how civilized they think Romans were.
Would you like to enliven ancient history with a fun, challenging writing project? The Gladiators of the Roman Colosseum RAFT Writing Project contains a RAFT writing project for the social studies classroom. This project may be used as a creative research project or as a summarizing assignment to end a unit of study on Caesar or Ancient Rome.
**Students are also reminded in the instructions that the writing MUST be school-appropriate! **
What is a RAFT, you might ask? RAFT is an acronym for a powerful writing strategy that provides rigor, flexibility, and variety. A RAFT can be implemented in all content areas, thus making it an excellent Writing Across the Curriculum resource.
Young writers might pursue one of several genres of writing (expository, narrative, descriptive, argumentative or persuasive) to create one of several products (letter, television commercial, diary entry, etc.).
This lesson involves pupils working in groups to produce an election campaign for one of the claimants to the throne in 1066. (Before the Battle of Hastings lesson) The PowerPoint goes through the claimants to the throne in 1066 which allows students to work in groups for the election campaign task.
The CV worksheet provides students with extra information to support with the group task. The election task work sheet gives clear instructions alongside extension tasks to enable students to complete high quality group work.
This lesson as a dragons den style group task, pupils worked in groups of 5 and each analysed one of the five inventions during the Industrial revolution, they then choose one of the best inventions to invest their money in but being able to explain why. This is a good lesson to explore the start of the factory system.
The lesson plan is based on the delegation task from a Teacher's toolkit lesson
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.