The Roman Empire had a lasting impact on the landscape and culture of Britain. Find out more with Hamilton's FREE cross-curricular history topic for lower key stage 2.
Hamilton's Romans in Britain LKS2 topic is one of our most popular cross-curricular topics. Rigorously researched and filled with engaging activities, the topic is also easily adapted to take advantage of the Roman history in your local area. Perhaps you have the remains of a hill fort in your town, or a nearby Roman building you can visit to look at architectural features, mosaics or roads?
We recommend you start with the first block of this topic - Introduction to the Romans. Learn about the legend of the founding of Rome and the story of Romulus and Remus. Begin to explore the three ruling systems of Rome and debate the merits and downsides of each. Identify Rome and Italy on maps of Europe, and look at the expansion of the Roman Empire over time.
Then choose from the following blocks according to your local opportunities or your curriculum focus:
The range and scope of this fascinating topic enables you to teach history, English, geography, art and design, music, design and technology, science, maths, computing and global citizenship in linked sessions. The depth of the planning materials and resources produced under specialist guidance for both content and pedagogy will give you confidence teaching this topic.