Heritage Education – Romans

An interactive day project for Key Stage 2, based at Priory House, Warwick.

An opportunity to investigate Roman domestic life using a wonderful collection of original and replica Roman objects.  This practical day project includes many activities that allow students to handle original Roman objects and record their observations.DSCN0695a

This project is led by a Heritage Education group leader and includes:

  • Observing, handling, sorting and recording original Roman pottery
  • Looking closely at a selection of Roman artefacts and making conclusions about Roman life from them
  • The opportunity to dress a Roman in replica costume
  • Did the Romans eat pizza? – play the food game and find out
  • Roman writing – write your own Roman letter

This day project runs from 10.15am to 2.15pm.

Pupils will be able to practise skills in:

  • Chronological understanding – place the Roman Empire and the Romans’ occupation of Britain in a timeline of British history.
  • Religious, ethnic and cultural diversity – suggest why the Romans came to Britain.
  • Significance – talk about the lasting impact of the Romans on Britain today, i.e. in the foods we eat today and place names we use.
  • Interpretation – to make inferences from archaeological evidence and select information about life in Roman Britain from a range of sources.

Key skills covered:

  • Historic enquiry – comparing/contrasting information, identifying and analysing evidence.
  • Use of resource – use of original source materials to find out about the life of Romans living in Britain.

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