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.
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.
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
These are extracts from our KS2 resources
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.
We are providing free classroom sets of the book to schools in Leicestershire and Rutland with the support of Classics for All and the University of Leicester. 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
Related classroom materials for Life in the Roman World
- 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
- Dig School for cross curricular enrichment workshops themed around archaeology
Additional resources are available for free download below, which include session plans, activities and worksheets which explore the culturally plural nature of the Roman world, as well as introducing Latin in the context of the archaeology of Roman Leicester.
Life in the Roman World: Ratae Corieltavorum (Leicester) for KS2-3
This document provides lesson plans for eight sessions, together with the research background for each topic:
Sessions 1-8: Teacher lesson plans and research background
Each lesson has an accompanying PPT (with notes in presenter view) and resources:
Session 1: Introduction (PowerPoint and resources)
Session 2: Ratae (PowerPoint and resources)
Session 3: Slaves (PowerPoint and resources)
Session 4: Curses (PowerPoint and resources)
Session 5: Death (PowerPoint and resources)
Session 6: Memorials (PowerPoint and resources)
Session 7: Army 1 (PowerPoint and resources)
Session 8: Army 2 (PowerPoint and resources)