Contact us at email@example.com to find out how to access our free teaching resources and training on Life in the Roman World, as well as word roots, Latin, and ancient Greek.
Who can use the resources?
Our materials are based on cutting-edge research and provide a complete scheme of work designed to address the Romans and local history content of the KS2 and KS3 national curriculum in History, as well providing cross-curricular opportunities with Art, English, DT, and Geography. The programme can be used to supplement the Cambridge Latin Course and the teaching of KS4 Roman Britain topics in the current GCSE Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, and Latin specifications.
Our Life in the Roman World resources include
- The book Life in the Roman World: Roman Leicester
- Information for teachers and suggested activities for each chapter of the book; an appendix to the document shows the national curriculum aims and content that are met by each task.
- A PowerPoint presentation (with notes in presenter format) for each chapter, providing key primary and secondary sources for the suggested activities and 10 words per chapter for identification of Latin word roots
- Links to useful online resources
- A copy of the book Hoards, Hounds and Helmets, which provides further information on the nationally important Iron Age and Roman finds from Hallaton, Leicestershire
- Free training session and support in delivering the resources
- Regular updates and priority booking for events organised by the University of Leicester and East Midlands Classics Network and partner organisations
What sort of topics and tasks do the resources include?
Information and suggested activities for teachers are provided for each chapter of the book. The resources are focused on archaeological discoveries in Leicester and the East Midlands but they provide an excellent general introduction to life in Roman Britain and the wider Roman world. Topics covered include
Introduction: understanding archaeological techniques & evidence
Chapter 1: life in Britain before the Romans, Julius Caesar’s invasion, ancient coins
Chapter 2: experiencing a Roman invasion, life in the Roman army
Chapter 3: living in Roman Britain, Roman influence on today’s Britain
Chapter 4: food and drink, everyday life in a Roman town in Britain, how and why to wear a toga
Chapter 5: Roman baths, mosaics
Chapter 6: life in Roman Britain 100 years after the invasion, mosaics, memorials
Chapter 7: curse tablets, slavery in Roman Britain, the Roman Underworld
Chapter 8: mystery religions in Roman Britain, life and death, women’s lives
Chapter 9: civilisation & empire, graves and their occupants Epilogue: migration in the Roman Empire, Anglo-Saxon Britain, Anglo-Saxon influence on today’s Britain
These are extracts from our KS2 resources (chapters 1 & 4)
Who designed the resources and where does the information come from?
Life in the Roman World is based on the research of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester, the excavations and publications of University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), and the collections of the Jewry Wall Museum Leicester and the Harborough Museum. The programme is linked to learning opportunities in partner organisations, including The Chester House Estate, Northants. It has been developed with support from Classics for All and University of Leicester Archaeological Services.
How much do the resources and training cost and what do I need to do next?
If you would like a set of books and free training which explains how the book and resources can be used to support national curriculum subjects, please email the appropriate form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The book can also be purchased via the University online shop.
What other resources are available?
- How to wear a toga – instructional video
- 3D gallery of objects found in Leicester
- Story of Leicester: The Romans in Leicester
- ULAS poster gallery – information on the latest archaeological discoveries in Leicester for classroom use
- Popular publications on the archaeology of Leicester
- Film clips showcasing the excavation of Roman remains in Leicester
- The Jewry Wall Baths: An adventure in time – a detailed overview of the site and a fun activity trail for children
- Latin Now teaching resources, including teach-yourself worksheets, teachers’ resources and helpful maps in several European languages
- The Hallaton Treasure at Harborough Museum, Market Harborough
- Roman collections in the Melton Carnegie Museum. Melton Mowbray
- We also recommend Dig School for cross curricular enrichment workshops themed around archaeology (developed by Prof Carenza Lewis with the Council for British Archaeology)