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the 2014 national curriculum and our roman workshop

Extract from NC 2014:  

'Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age'

This workshop has been planned from the ground up to match the objectives of the 2014 National Curriculum for History topic "changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age",  with the renewed emphasis on chronological understanding.  


In terms of content covered, while the workshop offers a broad overview of all the periods involved, the following content

  • Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC

  • the Roman Empire by AD 42 and the power of its army

  • successful invasion by Claudius and conquest, including Hadrian’s Wall

  • British resistance, for example, Boudica

  • ‘Romanisation’ of Britain: sites such as Caerwent and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs, including early Christianity (this is covered not through Caerwent but by discussion of Constantine, the first Christian Roman Emperor who was crowned in York).

In addition, the rest of the activities throughout the day continue to consolidate this information and expand on it by looking at a Roman soldier's daily life; marching using the original latin commands and also Pilum throwing, all of which is delivered in a fun way with anecdotes and greater detail about life in Roman Britain, making the day one of most fun, yet also relevant, Roman workshops on the market.

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