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historical stories - romans

Discussion in 'Primary' started by inky, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Romulus and Remus are the place to start, I suppose.

    I'm going through a personal Roman history binge, so your question made me laugh. No offence - the more I'm learning, the harder it gets.
    List the topic priorities and stick to them. Housing, roads, whatever.

  2. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    And on no account forget some lurid bits. You can't do Roman History without them.
  3. Hi

    Sorry I think I was unclear, I meant that I am doing the year 4 english topic historical stories and I want to do it based on ancient roman times. I'm really struggling with the planning so any ideas will be welcome. Does anybody know of any good ancient Roman stories which I could use for a lesson on powerful verbs?

    Thanks for your tips for the history lessons, they will be useful as I'm also doing Romans in history
  4. inky

    inky Lead commenter


    I think most strong verbs suitable for a topic on ancient Rome would be unfit for pre-watershed consumption.

    Mind you, it's all great fun.

  5. inky

    inky Lead commenter

  6. Waiguoren

    Waiguoren Occasional commenter

    How about the story of "How Horatius saved the bridge." Great drama, and might be able to manage some of the poetry, if you edit it and present it well.
  7. titus4t

    titus4t New commenter

    Julius Caesar - the version for children that comes in a set of Shakespearan stories by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross.
    Also versions of Romulus and Remus, Boudicca, Hannibal and Horatio (very good for drama and oral story telling)
  8. Hi Taspat,
    If you email me your email addy ill send you the planning i did when i covered historical stories based on the romans. there are some really good books on amazon that i got.

  9. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

  10. Thank you for all the advice!

    Blue3 that would be brilliant if you could send me your planning. My email address is tasnim1234@hotmail.co.uk thank you so much.
  11. This is a wordless picture book
    good for children to describe scene and write
    Also as someone has already suggested -Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence
    There is a book of short stories which is good Trimalcho's Feast??? or something similar and The Code of Romulus is a shortish book also in the same series
    Time Traveller's Cat and the Roman Eagle is another possiblility.
    If you have a Promethean board there are flipcharts for teaching unit 'Stories with historical settings on this site
    (scroll down to get to year 4 Narrative)

  12. Hi,

    Would you mind sending me your planning based on Roman historical stories? Would be really grateful as i've got some ideas already but not 100% happy with them. Am sure somebody must have something better. My e-mail is: lcbanham@hotmail.com

    Many thanks,

  13. Gladiators Never Blink, Nick Warburton
  14. pearle

    pearle New commenter

    Blue 3. I know this post was a long time ago but if you still have your plans for the historical fiction unit on Romans, please could you email them to me as well. My email address is cf.chapman@talk21.com
  15. smiley786

    smiley786 New commenter

    I'd love a copy too please.


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