EVERYDAY LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME

National Curriculum Subject Area/s: Classics
Length of session: 1 hour
Max group size: 30 pupils

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Knowledge and understanding of key aspects of everyday life in Ancient Rome
  • Explore primary evidence, draw conclusions and share ideas
  • Develop close observational looking skills
  • Experience of handling real ancient Roman artefacts

SESSION OUTLINE

In this session students will explore everyday life in Ancient Rome using primary evidence.

Students will search for objects covering themes which explore key aspects of Roman life: cooking, eating and drinking, trade across the Roman Empire, building materials, religion and the spread of the Empire.

Activities will include gallery searches, discussion and object-handling.

Sessions can be tailored in discussion with the teacher to meet the needs of students.

INSET and teacher training can also be arranged.

CONTACT US

Clare Cory, Education Officer: Secondary & Young People
Tel: +44 (0)1865 288075
Email: clare.cory@ashmus.ox.ac.uk