High School ancient history lesson plans and activities: Rome

Resources and ideas for history, ancient history, rome, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

How different was Anglo Saxon Britain from Roman Britain - a comparison of two peoples.

How different was Anglo Saxon Britain from Roman Britain - a comparison of two peoples.

Who’s who? Do you know your Romano Britons from your Anglo Saxon? LO: To understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections and draw contrasts (KS2)LO: To apply the above to the study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066 (KS3) A complete activity to help children understand the similarities and differences between the Anglo Saxon and Romano British societies in Britain during the first millennium. The activity consists of: Teaching Input: 1. A PowerPoint identifying the key similarities and differences between the Romano Britons and Anglo Saxons including information about their: - Origins- settlements- everyday lives- lives of women and children- laws and punishments- beliefs- stories and legends- legacy. This can either be run as an introduction, or shared with children in groups or pairs. Independent Task: 2. A sorting activity consisting of a series of statements which apply to Romano Britons, Anglo Saxons, both, or neither. (This includes a fact sheet for teacher use, providing the correct answers and a series of websites which provide additional source information)3. A set of different templates to allow you to choose how this information is then represented. Challenge / Extension / AG&TUsing websites listed, children could try to find additional information about both peoples. PlenaryMark with the children, getting them to identify which description applies to which people. Pose and discuss the statement The Anglo Saxons period is often called the Dark Ages because it is said that they destroyed Roman civilisation. In what ways were the Anglo Saxons more civilised than the Romans?

By MikeRichards

Boudicca (or Boudica) an investigation to separate truth from legends told of the Queen of the Iceni

Boudicca (or Boudica) an investigation to separate truth from legends told of the Queen of the Iceni

Boudicca – Fact from FictionLO: To understand how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. (KS2)LO: To apply the above to the study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066 (KS3) A complete activity to help children understand the way that information about historical figures although rooted in fact, can also have legends attached to them. The activity consists of: Teaching Input: 1. A powerpoint providing information about the life and significance of Boudicca, both fact and fiction organised around the following sections: - who Boudicca was- her early life- her relationship with the King Prasutagus- her marriage - The uprising- The destruction of Camulodunum (Colchester- her Victories- her defeat and the end- her legacy to Britain. This can either be run as an introduction, or shared with children in groups or pairs. Independent Task: 2. A sorting activity consisting of a series of statements which are either factual or legendary about Boudica. (This includes a fact sheet for teacher use, providing the correct answers and a series of websites which provide additional source information)3. A template to allow children to sort the information provided into Truth or Legend. Challenge / Extension / AG&TUsing websites listed, children could try to find additional information about both peoples. PlenaryMark with the children, getting them to identify how they knew whether or not something was a legend or the truth (links with Literacy language of myths and legends). Pose and discuss the statement Why do you think there are so many stories told about Boudica.

By MikeRichards

An Introduction to Roman Britain

An Introduction to Roman Britain

A collection of resources to prove a background to life in Roman Britain including two investigative activities and a collection of comprehensions which could be used for homework.

By MikeRichards

Byzantine Empire: Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy worksheet

Byzantine Empire: Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy worksheet

Byzantine Empire:Roman Catholicism and Eastern OrthodoxyBackground:Originally, Christianity had one church. Because of political conflicts and differences in belief, the western and eastern parts of the Christian Church split apart in 1054. The western church became the Roman Catholic Church, and the eastern church became the Eastern Orthodox Church. Both churches believe in the gospel of Jesus and in the Bible as interpreted by their church. They also believe that God uses sacraments to convey his love to humans. Sacraments are visible signs of something sacred; for instance, the water used in baptism is a sign of God’s power to cleanse people of sin. The Venn diagram below shows other similarities and differences.ROMAN CATHOLIC AND EASTERN ORTHODOX DATA • U.S. state with highest percentage of Roman Catholics: Rhode Island, 51 percent. 2001 American Religious Identification Survey by Graduate Center of City University of New York • U.S. states with highest percentage of Eastern Orthodox: New Hampshire and New Jersey, 0.90 percent each. 1990 National Survey of Religious Identification • Vatican City is an independent state located in Rome, Italy. The Roman Catholic Church claims more than a billion members worldwide. Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, third edition; www.adherents.com • The largest of the Eastern Orthodox churches is the Russian Orthodox Church. It claims 90 million members worldwide. www.adherents.com • In 2003, the world region with the largest population of Roman Catholics: Latin America, 473,000,000 • In 2003, the world region with the largest population of Eastern Orthodox members: Europe, 158,450,000 – - Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year 2004The 11th Century: Comparing Two ChurchesRoman Catholic Both Eastern OrthodoxServices are conducted in Latin. The pope has authority over all other bishops. The pope claims authority over all kings and emperors. Priests may not marry. Divorce is not permitted. They base their faith on the gospel of Jesus and the Bible. They use sacraments such as baptism. Their religious leaders are priests and bishops. They seek to convert people. Services are conducted in Greek or local languages. The patriarch and other bishops head the Church as a group. The emperor claims authority over the patriarch and other bishops of the empire.

By Linni0011

7 Wonders of the Ancient World PowerPoint

7 Wonders of the Ancient World PowerPoint

Learn all about the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World with this 19 slide PowerPoint presentation. Gives background information about the amazing structures built by early civilizations around the Mediterranean Sea. Includes slides on The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Also includes links to short video clips on the Great Pyramid and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. (Not YouTube). ©2017 HappyEdugator.

By Happyedugator

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Romans Topic- Homework Medley Sheet- Ks2

Romans Topic- Homework Medley Sheet- Ks2

I made this sheet based on the Romans (topic). The children were to choose 1 activity a week to do at home. There are a range of activities from writing and maths to art and DT. Lots of them encourage parental involvement. Suitable for KS2. I used this with Years 3 and 4

By richbreeds

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Ancient Rome Bundle

Ancient Rome Bundle

Outstanding set of 19 resources covering every aspect of Ancient Rome that pupils need to know about- from its origins, development from Empire to Republic, Education, Clothing , Entertainment, Theatre, Mythology and its Fall and Legacy. Includes PPTs, Timeline and a Webquest.

By Polaphuca

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Primary School Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

Primary School Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

Download our most popular and well-loved planning packs from KS2history, all in one brilliant mega bundle! Each pack contains a full unit of work (detailed planning and accompanying resources) and is built around the 2014 National Curriculum for KS2. This is an excellent investment for KS2 teachers, subject co-ordinators and school leaders. All of our lessons are planned by outstanding teachers. History packs: - Stone Age to Iron Age Pack - Romans in Britain Pack - Shang Dynasty - Benin Kingdom Pack Literacy Packs - Escape from Pompeii - How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth - Egyptian Cinderella - Victorian Poetry - Beowulf - Romans Literacy Pack (Instructions) - Stone Age Boy

By KS2History

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Ancient History Word Search Bundle

Ancient History Word Search Bundle

This Ancient History Word Search bundle includes all of the products listed below:Important: All these products sell for $14; as a bundle they are 25% off, for $10!This product includes the following 9 topics: ♦ Ancient China ♦ Ancient Egypt ♦ Ancient Greece ♦ Ancient Rome ♦ Ancient India ♦ Aztec Empire ♦ Inca Empire ♦ Mesopotamia ♦ Vikings

By ScienceSpot

Roman Aqueducts

Roman Aqueducts

KS3 Lesson - An interesting lesson looking at why and how the Romans built aqueducts. The lesson includes a video and various diagrams explaining the amazing technology that the Romans used to design and build the aqueduct.

By raychwoolley

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Romans: source based assessment

Romans: source based assessment

Two lessons: first one shows kids how to use sources in an assessment, and goes over expectations, second one is the assessment itself, with grade expectations. Includes SEN and average ability versions.

By ARose90

Rome: Pompey vs. Caesar for leader

Rome: Pompey vs. Caesar for leader

Lesson where the kids have to look at the characteristic of Pompey and Caesar, decide who would have been a better leader, and create a campaign for their chosen candidate.

By ARose90

Roman Republic to Empire

Roman Republic to Empire

Lesson looking at the creation of the Roman Empire in a series of newsflashes: information goes on the board, children have to report on it. At the end they have a 'newspaper report' detailing the key events of the period.

By ARose90

Roman Entertainment

Roman Entertainment

Lesson looking at types of Roman Entertainment, who went to it (rich or poor) and if it was civilised or barbaric.

By ARose90

Who was considered Roman?

Who was considered Roman?

Designed for year 7, looking at who was considered a Roman Citizen and who wasn't, with a link back to the theme of 'civilised or barbaric?

By ARose90

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Ancient History Task Cards Bundle

Ancient History Task Cards Bundle

This Ancient History Task Cards bundle includes all of the products listed below:Important: All these products sell for $28; as a bundle they are 30% off, for $19.50!

By ScienceSpot

Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Civilizations

Let’s learn about Ancient Civilizations!This worksheet includes 28 pages with a great variety of activities and exercises about Ancient Civilizations. The materials have informative exercises about the great civilizations of human history, such as Ancient Egypt, Indus Valley Civilization, Ancient Greece, Babylonian Empire, the Mayans, Ancient Rome, the Persian Empire and many others! Crosswords, word searches, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. The answers are included.Overview:Page 1/2: Introduction to Ancient CivilizationsPage 3/4: Ancient EgyptPage 5/6: Indus Valley CivilizationPage 7/8: Ancient GreecePage 9/10: Ancient ChinaPage 11: Babylonian EmpirePage 12/13: The MayansPage 14/15: Persian EmpirePage 16/17/18: Ancient RomePage 19/20: Byzantine EmpirePage 21/22: Inca EmpirePage 23/24: Ottoman EmpirePage 25/26: The AztecsPage 27/28: RevisionYou might also like these worksheets: Wonders of the World The Middle East Religions China Egypt Italy Greece Keywords: Ancient Civilizations, empire, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Pharaoh, Pyramids, the Nile, Indus Valley Civilization, Indus River, Ancient Greece, Athens, Alexander the Great, City States, Ancient China, Dynasties, Emperor, Babylon, the Mayans, Mexico, Chichen Itza, Persian Empire, Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Byzantine Empire, Constantine I, Justinian, Incan Empire, Peru, Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Sultan, the Aztecs.

By willemmacau

Harry Potter spells and curses in Latin

Harry Potter spells and curses in Latin

Do your students love Harry Potter too? This small assignments helps them discover how much Latin (and some Greek!) is in the Harry Potter world, by teaching them the Latin origins of some of the spells, to discover that Harry Potter and his friends actually SPEAK a lot of Latin! Answer sheet is included.

By CreativeClassics

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Roman Calendar Assignment

Roman Calendar Assignment

Our calendar is based on Julius' Caesars Roman calendar. How did the Roman calendar work? This assignment teaches students 1) the origins of our modern calendar2) how to read and write Roman numerals3) how to read and write Roman dates in step-by-step explanations and practice assignments4) interesting facts about Romans and their daily life related to their calendarIt includes 5 ready-to-use pages full of explanations and small assignments, and an answer key to all the assignments. This is a great combination with my resource "Roman Calendar", which is a printable calendar with all the dates of each month written according to the Roman system.

By CreativeClassics