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Ancient Romans

Ancient Romans

Ancient Romans by Scoilnet

Go back in time to the Roman empire. See what it was like to live in the city of Rome. What did the gladiators do? And who were Romulus and Remus?


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Roman Numerals
Activities & Quizzes

Just how big was the Roman Empire? What did the Romans do for entertainment? Did Gladiators always die?

The Romans

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/romans/ Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation

Comprehensive material on different aspects of ancient Rome.
How did the ancient Romans live? What kind of roads did they have? How was the Roman army organised and was the city of Rome big? Includes quizes and activities on each section. A glossary is also provided.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Suggestions for use: How did the ancient Romans live? What kind of roads did they have? Have a look at ancient Rome.

JC
History

Strand: An Ancient Civilisation

Suggestions for use: each section has printable materials that can be assigned as homework

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Who Were the Romans?

http://www.theromansinbritain.co.uk/ Added: 12 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Short pieces of information with images written in a very easy to read style. Covers who were the romans; their typical towns; entertainment; Roman baths; Gods; buildings; clothes; food; army. Old site, but well presented.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally

Suggestions for use: Can be presented in class with teacher talking around the headings presented.

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine critically, and become familiar with, evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally and in Ireland, where appropriate

Suggestions for use: Can be presented in class with teacher talking around the headings presented.

JC
History

Strand: An Ancient Civilisation

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Roman Gladiator

http://www.salariya.com/web_books/gladiator/index.html Added: 12 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Old site but good images and drawings from a book depicting life as a gladiator. Explains how people came to be used as gladiators, the different types of gladiators and the kind of fights that were performed. Uses lots of cartoon-type images.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples

Suggestions for use: Though an old site the images are engaging and the information is good. Can be used as a backdrop to a class.

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples

Suggestions for use: Though an old site the images are engaging and the information is good. Can be used as a backdrop to a class.

JC
History

Strand: An Ancient Civilisation

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Literacy

Asset type: Online Resource
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Plan of a Roman House

http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/house.html Added: 12 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Old site showing a sample plan of a Roman house. Covers all areas from the 'atrium' to the 'vestibulum'. Click on an area and it brings user to detailed notes and some pictures from Roman ruins or paintings of these areas.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Classical Studies

Strand: A Roman City - Pompeii

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Roman Numerals Chart

http://literacy.kent.edu/Minigrants/Cinci/romanchart.htm Added: 12 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Learn to count using Roman numerals. Roman numerals were the numeric system used in roman times and their use was common up to the Middle Ages. Effectively goes from 1 to 1,800.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples

Suggestions for use: Set the children specific numbers and get them to give the numeral equivilant.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Ten Facts About Ancient Rome

http://ngkids.co.uk/did-you-know/10-facts-about-the-ancient-Romans Added: 12 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

National Geographic resources with ten nuggets of information, like why the Romans buuilt aqueducts and what kind of tunics they wore.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples

Suggestions for use: Get the children to write their own 10 Facts

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

How Roman Numerals Work

http://www.ablemedia.com/ctcweb/showcase/leesconverter2.html Added: 12 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

A page of notes on numerals which covers the 'rules' and examples of each rule.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples

Suggestions for use: Ask the children to display certain numbers through Roman numerals.

JC
Classical Studies

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Get the students to write certain numbers in Roman Numerals - it will strengthen their understanding of how they were used. Try doing the current year in this format.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

How Roman Numerals Work

http://www.ablemedia.com/ctcweb/showcase/leesconverter2.html Added: 12 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

A page of notes on numerals which covers the 'rules' and examples of each rule.

View full description

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples

Suggestions for use: Ask the children to display certain numbers through Roman numerals.

JC
Classical Studies

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Get the students to write certain numbers in Roman Numerals - it will strengthen their understanding of how they were used. Try doing the current year in this format.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Roman Numerals Chart

http://literacy.kent.edu/Minigrants/Cinci/romanchart.htm Added: 12 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Learn to count using Roman numerals. Roman numerals were the numeric system used in roman times and their use was common up to the Middle Ages. Effectively goes from 1 to 1,800.

View full description

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples

Suggestions for use: Set the children specific numbers and get them to give the numeral equivilant.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Death in Rome

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/launch_gms_deathrome.shtml Added: 02 Dec 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

BBC site containing a game looking at life in ancient Rome. The reader is asked to become a detective to unravel a mysterious death in Ancient Rome.

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JC History
JC Classical Studies
3-4 SESE History

How it maps to the curriculum

JC
History

Strand: An Ancient Civilisation

Suggestions for use: An exciting and instructive animation which allows individual students to adopt the role of detective in first century Rome.

JC
Classical Studies

Suggestions for use: Could be used a revision activity or as homework.

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Suggestions for use: Interactive Game where you must use your detective skills to unravel the events behind a mysterious death!

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

The Romans: Penalty Kick Style Quiz

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/games/penaltyshootout/romans_ks2.htm Added: 27 Oct 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Interactive fun Penalty Kick quiz where you must choose a Goalkeeper and see if you can score a penalty by answering a multiple choice question! Test your knowledge and accuracy skills!

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Romans

Suggestions for use: Interactive fun Penalty Kick quiz where you must choose a Goalkeeper and see if you can score a penalty by answering a multiple choice question!

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Book Web

Roman mosaic

Ancient Rome

The ancient city of Rome was the centre of one of the largest and most powerful empires the world has ever seen . . .


Roman Numerals

Roman numerals are letters that stand for numbers, there are only 7 letters used. to represent all numbers 


Timeline of Ancient Rome

A timeline including all major events in Ancient Rome from 753 BC to 476 AD.

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