Dramatising Boudicca and the Celts


By John Rainer and Pat Hoodless, published 28th April 2008

Please note: this article pre-dates the current National Curriculum and some content and links are outdated.

The story of Boudicca lends itself equally well to both history and drama. As a key part of work on ‘The Romans', it is an example of how history and drama when used together can contribute to children's understanding of sources of evidence and how these can be used to achieve greater understanding of the daily lives and the likely views and opinions of people living in the distant past. Children can also begin to understand how contradictory accounts of people and events arise. They can communicate their understanding through the use of dramatic techniques. This article outlines some ideas on ways of linking drama and history, which were explored in a series of drama sessions run in a Manchester school...

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