The Romans in Britain

When the Romans came to Britain they brought their way of life with them. Over time, the people of Britain and the Romans mixed. The Britons began to live the Roman lifestyle and the Romans took on local customs.

The Romans built new towns. These were often protected by walls and in there you could find: houses, shops, meeting spaces, workshops, temples and bathhouses.

They also built grand country houses called ‘villas‘. These had many rooms, some with beautifully painted walls, mosaic floors and even central heating.

Landing of the Romans on the Coast of Kent
Landing of the Romans on the Coast of Kent

Task 1: Origins of the Roman Empire.

Watch the video and takes notes of all the information you can get. Find 3 differences between the Romans and the Celts

Task 2: Life in Roman Britain. Watch the following videos and answer the questions below.

Questions that will guide our research

I. What was Britain like before the Romans? (How did the Celts live?)
II. Who were the Romans and who founded Rome?
III. When did the Romans invade Britain?
IV. Why did the Romans invade Britain?
V. How long did the Romans stay in Britain and why did they leave?
VI. Why was the Roman Empire important?
VII.Why did Hadrian build his wall?
VIII.Who was in the Roman army?
IX. How did Roman Britain defend itself?
X. How did Romans entertain themselves?

TASK 3: Let’s interact with the Romano-British

How was Life in Roman-Britain?

TASK 4 Watch the following video and work on 4 more questions

XI. How did the Romans improve people’s lives?
XII.What was life like for a Roman family?
XIII.What did the Romans believe in?
XIV.What did the Romans do for us?

This webpage will help us a lot

The Romans called London

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