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Slavery in Ancient Rome

Slavery in Ancient Rome

Helping students understand Slavery in Ancient Rome using 5 activities. Skills include reading for meaning, bringing in prior knowledge, understanding types of relationships in an Ancient context, identifying primary sources.

By fcottee

Virgil’s Aeneid Revision Summary Sheets

Virgil’s Aeneid Revision Summary Sheets

Virgil’s Aeneid Revision Summary Sheets This resource contains: 3x Revision sheets This resource contains 3 revision sheets which can be used for every Book in Virgil’s Aeneid. The revision sheets cover the key themes, characters and plot of each Book. I have used these with my students for the past three years and they have found them extremely useful.

By matthew_nolan

PRIMARY LATIN - 20 FRUITS & VEGETABLES DISPLAY POSTERS / FLASHCARDS

PRIMARY LATIN - 20 FRUITS & VEGETABLES DISPLAY POSTERS / FLASHCARDS

CREATE AN INSTANT INTRODUCTION TO FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN LATIN IN YOUR CLASSROOM - PERFECT FOR READING AND SPEAKING PROMPTS TOO! BENE SAPIAT! display posters / flashcards create an instant introduction to 20 scrumptious fruits and vegetables in LATIN in your classroom. They also give your learning environment a fabulous LATIN look and feel, promoting LATIN as a ‘real’ language, featuring in the everyday life of your learners. The posters / flashcards introduce learners to a range of fruits and vegetables in LATIN from the very beginning of their learning, and they are able to familiarise themselves with both the ‘look’ of LATIN words, and how those words are represented in the written form. The fruits and vegetables are in either the singular or plural form, with a selection of masculine, feminine and neuter nouns. This is a great opportunity to begin to compare LATIN to English. Looking at language, and the ways it works, either similarly to, or differently from, English, helps learners become implicitly aware of linguistic concepts in both languages, and how nouns may change from the singular to the plural. This is really useful for both current and later learning. It doesn’t matter if some of the fruits and vegetables don’t feature in your immediate or even longer-term learning plan: the posters / flashcards provide learners with daily opportunities to engage with LATIN, to develop their recognition and recall of individual words, to identify cognates, and to begin to identify patterns in language. Likewise, they help learners begin to work out the meaning of new and unknown words from visual and linguistic clues or prompts - for example, encourage learners to look at the neuter nouns, and how they frequently end in ’m’, and at how feminine plural nouns frequently end in ’ae’. Along the way, learners will enhance their vocabulary in English - who can recognise ‘citrus’ from the word for lemon? Learners can also suggest other fruits and vegetables to add to the display, looking for the correct LATIN words in a bilingual dictionary, and may even choose to try some fruits and vegetables they haven’t tasted before! The fruits and vegetables featured are: - apple - bananas - grapes - lemon - orange - peach - pear - raspberry - strawberry - watermelon - broccoli - cabbage - carrots - cauliflower -cucumber - lettuce - mushrooms - onion - potatoes - tomato The resource consists of two non-editable files. Please read the TERMS OF USE carefully - the posters are copyright, and for single-teacher/purchaser use only. GRATIA PLENA ET BENE SAPIAT!

By LivelyLearning

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet Bundle (3x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet Bundle (3x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet Bundle (3x Lessons) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 3x PowerPoints 1x Chronology of Events in Book I Worksheet 2x Key Events Worksheets 1x Plot, Language, Themes & Characters Homework/Revision Questions 5x Character Worksheets 2x Themes Worksheets This resource is suitable for the new OCR Classical Civilisation A-Level course: ‘The World of the Hero’. This bundle gives the teacher all the resources needed to teach Book I of Virgil’s Aeneid to a high standard covering the key events, characters and themes. All of the lessons come completely resourced and all the tasks are accessible and have an ‘aim higher’ section to extend the most able in your class.

By matthew_nolan

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (Themes) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (Themes) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (Themes) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 2x Themes Worksheets This resource is suitable for the new OCR Classical Civilisation A-Level course: ‘The World of the Hero’. This lesson reflects on the key events and characters in Book I of Virgil’s Aeneid and links them to the key themes shown in the Book. Students use the worksheets given to find examples to support the key themes and then share with the rest of the class. All tasks are accessible and have an ‘aim higher’ section to extend the most able in your class.

By matthew_nolan

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (characters) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (characters) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’]

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (characters) [New OCR A-Level: ‘The World of the Hero’] This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 5x Character Worksheets This resource is suitable for the new OCR Classical Civilisation A-Level course: ‘The World of the Hero’. This lesson gives students the chance to reflect on the events of Book I by focusing on what each of the characters do in Book I to help progress the plot. Students finally question who is more important in progressing the plot in Book I, the mortals or immortals.

By matthew_nolan

PRIMARY LATIN - 80 ANIMALS GAMES CARDS & REFERENCE SHEET

PRIMARY LATIN - 80 ANIMALS GAMES CARDS & REFERENCE SHEET

PERFECT FOR DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE AND PRACTISING LANGUAGE SKILLS IN LATIN! LATIN ANIMALS GAMES CARDS (1) are perfect for young learners of LATIN. They provide lots of opportunities to learn a range of animals, both masculine and feminine, and really do help to create a lively language learning environment. Children can develop their skills in word recognition and recall, listening and reading in a cooperative, communicative and interactive way, independently of the teacher. They’re a great way of introducing the concept of gender, and of looking at the general absence of determiners in LATIN too. It doesn’t matter if any of the animals don’t feature in your immediate or even longer-term learning plan: the card games encourage children to engage happily and confidently with LATIN and to begin to identify similarities with ENGLISH - encourage children to look for cognates and near-cognates such as DINOSAURUS and ELEPHANTUS for example. The games also help learners begin to work out the meaning of unknown words using linguistic as well as visual clues and prompts. For example, can they recognise CANINE from the LATIN word for dog? They may even know the adjective VULPINE - can they identify this from the noun for fox, VULPES? Along the way, children may even get to know some new animals and enhance their vocabulary in English too! There are 80 CARDS in total, which include 2 DECKS of 40 CARDS to enable you to vary and differentiate your games: DECK 1: matching LATIN & ENGLISH cards, with both the picture and the word. The ENGLISH cards have a different frame, with blackline pictures. To keep costs down, simply print all the cards using just black ink. DECK 2: this pack features word-only cards in LATIN, with a matching set of picture-only cards. This is really useful for a focus on word recognition and recall. I’ve included a word & picture reference sheet for children to read through before they play. The sheet can be shared between small groups of children, or distributed individually for children to file in their workbooks or learning folders for future reference. The animals featured are: - bee - bird - cat - cow - dinosaur - dog - donkey - elephant - fish - fox - frog - giraffe - goose - horse - lion - mouse - owl - rabbit - spider - whale The resource consists of two, non-editable files. Please read the TERMS OF USE carefully; the resource is copyright, and for single-teacher/purchaser use only. GRATIA PLENA!

By LivelyLearning

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (key events) [New OCR A-Level: 'The World of the Hero']

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (key events) [New OCR A-Level: 'The World of the Hero']

Virgil’s Aeneid Book I: Storm and Banquet (key events) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Chronology of Events in Book I Worksheet 2x Key Events Worksheets 1x Plot, Language, Themes & Characters Homework/Revision Questions This resource is suitable for the new OCR Classical Civilisation A-Level course: ‘The World of the Hero’. The lesson introduces students to the chronology of Book I and reinforces the key events that occur. Students reflect on the first 11 lines of the poem and being to recognise similarities between Virgil and Homer. Students learn the chronology of events and finally summarise the Book in three sections so it is easy to recall when it comes to revision. All tasks are accessible and have an ‘aim higher’ section to extend the most able in your class.

By matthew_nolan

Harry Potter characters and their links to classical (Roman & Greek) mythology

Harry Potter characters and their links to classical (Roman & Greek) mythology

Did you know that most of the names of characters and magical creatures in the Harry Potter series have roots in classical mythology and Latin and/or Ancient Greek? Do your students love Harry Potter? This is a ready to use, editable Powerpoint presentation with slides of 24 different characters and creatures from the Harry Potter series, where possible with images from the movie. In the notes for each slide you will find the description of that slide: the connection between that specific Harry Potter character and Latin or Ancient Greek language and/or mythology. Let the students recognise the characters and teach them about the links with the classics, to let them discover once again that the classics really are all around us, if only we learn to see them!

By CreativeClassics

Discover your Roman name

Discover your Roman name

This fun activity includes instructions for students to discover what their Roman name would be, according to the three-part Roman naming system. It teaches them about the Roman nomenclature system and, in a step-by-step instruction, it creatively encourages them to think about their own Romanised name. It can be printed as a poster or as a handout activity.

By CreativeClassics

Year 7 Computing Induction Activity

Year 7 Computing Induction Activity

Introduce students to Year 7 Computing with Kodu. Develop/assess mouse control. Develop/Assess programming skills. Develop/Assess creativity. Bring competition into the class from the outset. A simple challenge to see where the students are at the start of Key Stage 3, and to show them the Computing is fun.

By Pipjen77

PRIMARY LATIN - NUMBERS & ROMAN NUMERALS 1-20 POSTERS / FLASHCARDS

PRIMARY LATIN - NUMBERS & ROMAN NUMERALS 1-20 POSTERS / FLASHCARDS

CREATE AN INSTANT INTRODUCTION TO ROMAN NUMERALS AND NUMBERS IN LATIN IN YOUR CLASSROOM - PERFECT FOR READING AND SPEAKING PROMPTS TOO! These LATIN numbers and ROMAN NUMERALS display posters create a fabulous LATIN feel to your classroom. Giving your learning environment LATIN ’look’ also promotes LATIN as a ’real’ language, featuring in the everyday life of the school. The posters introduce learners to NUMBERS 1-20 in LATIN from the very beginning of their learning, and they are able to familiarise themselves with both the ‘look’ of LATIN words, and how they are represented in the written form. Additionally, they provide an opportunity to engage with ROMAN NUMERALS, which is also great for some cross-curricular activities with maths! The posters work well with older students in their first LATIN lessons too! I've also included a B&W version if you prefer not to print in colour. The resource consists of two non-editable files; please read the TERMS OF USE carefully - the resource is copyright and for single teacher/purchaser use only. GRATIA PLENA!

By LivelyLearning