Roman Architecture Project
For your home-learning project, I would like you to do some research on one of the following well-known pieces of Roman architecture:
I would then like you to present your research in an interesting way. Maybe you'll make a poster, a PowerPoint or a model! As long as it is presented clearly, neatly and in your own words.
Some web links for you to start your research can be found below:
The Circus Maximus
Gods and Goddesses Web Quest
Roman Invasion of Britain
Last week, we learnt about the legend of Romulus and Remus, and explored which elements of the story were probably untrue (the twins being raised by wolves; their father being Mars, the God of War...) and understood that this is the story of how the Roman Empire was founded.
This week, we were learning about the most famous Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, and his attempts to invade Britain (then known as Britannia). In 55 BC, Julius Caesar made an initial attempt to invade Britain but was thwarted by bad weather and attacking Celts. However, he returned a year later in 54 BC with around 30,000 soldiers and built trade arrangements with the native Celts.
We learnt that Julius Caesar had four main reasons for wanting to invade Britain:
We explored these four reasons using role play.
Sewage systems; the calendar; paved roads; turnips and carrots are all things that we're introduce to Britain by the Romans. But where did they come from and why are they here?
You might enjoy looking at some of these links. Remember: these are web sites we don't control, so be sensible. If you ever see something that worries you make sure to tell an adult.