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Lesson Three – Roman Army

This history teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to investigate how the Roman army was structured and supported the Roman empire in the past. The class can use an artefact to explore life in Ancient Rome and suggest how and why the army was important to the expansion of the Roman Empire.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to investigate how the Roman army was structured and supported the Roman empire in the past

This teaching pack provides all of the teaching resources needed to teach the class about Roman invasion for Years Three and Four in Key Stage Two.

Learning Objectives

Identify characteristic features of the periods and societies studied. Select and record information to help describe life in the past.

Learning Outcomes

I can say how the Roman army was structured and helped Rome to conquer other places. I can say what an artefact can tell us about life in the past.

Roman Army

Teaching sequence to help the children investigate how the Roman army was structured and supported the Roman empire in the past.

Roman Empire

Display poster for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe the extent of the Roman Empire by AD 117

Roman Army

Display posters for whole class discussion showing examples of artefacts and replicas of equipment used by the Roman army

Roman Army

Shared reading text to help the children identify and describe the structure of the Roman army and its importance in the expansion of the Roman Empire

Roman Army Artefact

Table display card to help the children discuss answers to questions to suggest what a primary source can teach historians about the past

Roman Army Artefact

Template to help the children record answers to questions to suggest what a primary source can teach historians about the past

Roman Army

Interactive activity to help the children investigate how the Roman army was structured and supported the Roman empire in the past.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to investigate how the Roman army was structured and supported the Roman empire in the past

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