Be introduced to the Romans. Learn a bit about the history of Rome – legend and fact – and understand where in Europe Rome is, and how the Romans came to extend their influence and create such a large and influential empire.

Session 1 The founding of Rome

Objectives

History

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within the periods they study.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

English

  • Adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role.
  • Share and respond thoughtfully to performances.
  • Become more familiar with and confident in using language in a variety of situations and for a variety of audiences and purposes (including debate).

Teaching and Activities

Learn the legend of the founding of Rome and create a drama to portray the narrative and the main characters.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To learn about the legend of the founding of Rome and place events and objects into the correct periods of time.
  • To adopt a role in a performance and to contribute thoughtful and considerate responses to the performances of others.

Children will:

  • Begin to understand the chronology of the founding of Rome within western history.
  • Understand that one way we know about the past is from stories.
  • Explain the story of Romulus and Remus.
  • Share and respond thoughtfully to performances.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 2 The Roman Ruling System

Objectives

History

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within the periods they study.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

English

  • Become more familiar with and confident in using language in a variety of situations and for a variety of audiences and purposes including debate.

Teaching and Activities

Begin to understand how the Roman empire over time had three ruling systems: Kings, Republic and Empire. Debate the merits and downsides of each one.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To understand the benefits and impact of the Roman Ruling System. To recognise that the past is represented in different ways.
  • To make contributions relevant to the topic and take turns in discussion and deal politely with opposing points of view.

Children will:

  • Understand how the Roman ruling system helped to build the Roman Empire.
  • Give opinions and can listen politely to the arguments of others.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 3 The expansion of the Roman Empire

Objectives

History

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within the periods they study, (the significance of the Roman Empire).
  • Devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance.

Geography

  • Locate countries, using maps to focus on Europe.
  • Understand key aspects of human geography including types of settlement and land use.

Teaching and Activities

Identify Rome and Italy on maps of Europe and then identify the areas and countries which became part of the Roman Empire.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To examine how the Roman Empire changed areas over time and begin to ask why.
  • To locate countries arising in historical study of world label them using maps and atlases.

Children will:

  • Understand the significance and size of the Roman Empire.
  • Locate countries in Europe.
  • Understand why and how the Roman Empire became so large.

You Will Need

  • Atlases