Rome

What have the Romans ever done for us? In this section you will find podcasts, articles and resources to help you find the answers!

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  • ‘Miss, did the Romans build pyramids?’

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    See also: Comparing Ancient Civilisations - scheme of work Romans, Anglo-Saxons & Vikings lessons Teaching Ancient Egypt The Maya - scheme of work Miss, did the Romans build pyramids? No Johnny, I think you are confusing the Romans with the Egyptians. Actually, Miss, the Romans did build pyramids – well,...

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  • Up Pompeii: studying a significant event at Key Stage 1

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    ‘The ashes now began to fall upon us, though in no great quantity. I looked back; a dense dark mist seemed to be following us, spreading itself over the country like a cloud … We had scarcely sat down when night came upon us not such as we have when...

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  • The potty timeline: an effective way of using timelines

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    Timelines are a constant source of fascination. Rows of events and time periods all jostling for position on an eternal line, cramming together or strung out with wide gaps between them. In our primary classrooms, however, the vastness of timelines can be diminished as we crop them on computers and...

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  • Ordinary Roman life

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    How do we make connections with past lives through authentic artefacts? My research evidence suggests that pupils do not really like having to imagine they are an evacuee or a Roman (for example), but do like engaging with and thinking about the reality of past lives. It has been surprising...

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  • Scheme of Work: Thematic study - Education

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    Children can be introduced to the idea that educating children has a long history with many changes over time, sometimes with turning points and significant developments. This unit examines some ideas about change, e.g. the pace and nature of change, the impact of change and continuity. It draws upon content...

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  • Podcast Series: Women in Ancient Greece & Rome

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    In this series of podcasts Dr Richard Hawley of Royal Holloway, University of London looks at the history of women in Ancient Greece and Rome.

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  • Podcast Series: Goths, Huns and the fall of the Roman Empire

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    In this series of podcasts Professor Peter Heather of King's College London looks at the history of the Goths, the Huns, the division of the Roman Empire and the fall of the Roman Empire.

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  • Podcast: Christianity in Imperial Rome

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    In this podcast Dr Emma-Jayne Graham and Professor Helen King of the Open University discuss how Christianity became the dominant religion of the Roman world.

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  • Podcast: Ancient Greece & Rome - Similarities and Differences

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    In this podcast Dr Ursula Rothe & Dr Colin Andrews of the Open University discuss how social, moral and religious life in Rome differed from that of ancient Greece.

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  • Podcast: Latin Poets and their Role in Roman Society

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    In this podcast Dr Joanna Paul & Dr Paula James of the Open University discuss the role and significance of the Latin Poets in Roman society.

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  • Podcast: Roman Imperial Society

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    In this podcast Dr Emma-Jayne Graham and Dr Ursula Rothe of the Open University examine Roman Imperial Society.

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  • Podcast Series: The Roman Republic

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    In this series of podcasts Dr Federico Santangelo of the University of Newcastle looks at the rise and fall of the Roman Republic.

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  • The Government of the Roman Empire

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    The Government of the Roman Empire, as everyone knows, was autocratic, and, like all autocracies, it was ‘tempered by assassination' or by military revolution. The emperor ruled through an imperial service, at once civil and military, in which several grades, corresponding to the social classes of the empire, were always...

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  • Roman Crime and Punishment

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    The Romans are known as forward thinkers who were well advanced for their time.  But did they manage to conquer crime? Listen to this podcast to find out.

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  • Teaching the Romans and stuck for inspiration?

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    Theme of the monthA trip to Roman site can bring the subject alive like nothing else. English Heritage cares for a number of key Roman properties throughout the country and offers FREE ENTRY to all 400 of its sites for self-led learning groups.  Roman teaching resources from English HeritageSite specific...

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  • Teaching Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and Vikings in Britain

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    This resource is free to everyone. For access to hundreds of other high-quality resources by primary history experts along with free or discounted CPD and membership of a thriving community of teachers and subject leaders, join the Historical Association today Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings ‘Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings' is the...

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  • Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and Vikings Lessons

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    This resource is free to everyone. For access to hundreds of other high-quality resources by primary history experts along with free or discounted CPD and membership of a thriving community of teachers and subject leaders, join the Historical Association today You may find the Mystery suitcase lesson useful as a...

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  • Roman Britain: a brief history

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    This resource is free to everyone. For access to hundreds of other high-quality resources by primary history experts along with free or discounted CPD and membership of a thriving community of teachers and subject leaders, join the Historical Association today From the founding of the city of Rome in the...

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  • Cleopatra Podcast

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    This pod-cast was recorded at the Central London Branch of the Historical Association on Saturday 20th February 2010, at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London.   We were pleased to welcome cultural historian Lucy Hughes-Hallet to the branch to speak on ‘Cleopatra'.   Lucy Hughes-Hallet detailed how fact and legend about Cleopatra had been intertwined through history in...

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  • History in the Early Years: Bringing the Romans to life

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    Please note: this article pre-dates the current National Curriculum and some content and references are outdated. Children arrive at school or nursery with their personal, unique mental ‘models’ of the world. the challenge for us is to expand these so that increasingly the pupils will be able rationally to make sense of the...

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