Emperors and Empires
In the Emperors and Empires project, your child will learn about the growth and decline of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. They will discover the absolute power of the Roman emperors and study the hierarchies of Roman society and the Roman army. They will study the first invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 BC and the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43. They will learn about Boudicca’s rebellion, Hadrian’s Wall and the Romanisation of Britain, including how Christianity came to Britain and investigate the legacy of Roman Britain in their local area.
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
Visit to a Roman place of interest.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
Writing using the Roman alphabet and Roman numbers.
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
In this unit of work we will explore our school grounds and imagine what life would've been like during the Romanisation of Britain. We will recreate marching formations by Roman soldiers.
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions
Ask historical questions about how Rome was created. Compare accounts from mythical and historical evidence.
Explore how Rome was ruled - Kingdom, Republic, Empire. (Abstract terms)
Development of Roman rule. Timeline showing the expansion of the Roman Empire.
Emperors and their historical significance based on Dawson's model.
Social hierarchy in Roman times.
To learn about Roman soldiers and the power of the Roman army.
Explain the cause, consequence and impact of invasion and settlement in Britain. Britain influenced by the wider world.
To research Boudicca - a significant historical figure and british resistance.
Explore what the Romans did for us. Cause and consequence.
APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF UNIT: 20 hours
🏁 BIG FINISH
Let's debate- would we like to live in Ancient Rome?
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)
The class will be reading Boudica's Army by Hilary McKay