The Anglo-Saxons: Prepare a presentation on the Anglo-Saxons using the links and videos suggested!
Include information about the following: -Who were them? What was their daily life about? -What were Anglo-Saxon villages like? -What did the Anglo-Saxons eat and drink? -What did Anglo-Saxons believe in? -Where do the names of the days of the week originate from? -Who came to Britain after the Anglo-Saxons ? -Any other information that you consider important will be welcome!!
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.
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?
The United Kingdom, also called the U.K., consists of a group of islands off the northwest coast of Europe. It is a unique country made up of four nations: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. England, Wales, and Scotland also make up Great Britain.
Exercise 1:Complete the map with the names of the countries
Much of the north and west of the U.K. is covered in high ground, knife-edged mountain ridges separated by deep valleys. This terrain was shaped in the last Ice Age, when thick glaciers covered the land.
In the south of England, the countryside is mostly rolling hills.
Exercise 2: Colour the different countries and use brown for the mountains
In northwest England and the Scottish Highlands are dozens of lakes, called lochs. These were left behind when the Ice Age glaciers melted. They tend to be long and narrow, and some are very deep. Legends say that a giant monster called Nessie lives in Loch Ness in Scotland.
Exercise 3: Find the capitals of each country and write them on your map
The first Britons (people who live in the United Kingdom) were the Picts, who arrived about 10,000 years ago. In the eighth century B.C., the Celts arrived from Europe and pushed the Picts north into Scotland. In A.D. 43, the Romans invaded and ruled for nearly 400 years. They built roads, bathhouses, sewers, and large villas.
Exercise 4: Below the map, name the first 3 groups of people in the British Isles