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Starter activity. Studty the picture of a typical Roman town – Wroxeter. Most native Britons lived in small farming communities. What was better about this town? what were some potential problems. See Source 12, p.41, ‘Contrasts and Connections’. Life in the towns.  Learning objectives.

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Starter activity studty the picture of a typical roman town wroxeter most native britons lived in small farming comm

  • Starter activity. Studty the picture of a typical Roman town – Wroxeter. Most native Britons lived in small farming communities. What was better about this town? what were some potential problems

See Source 12, p.41, ‘Contrasts and Connections’


Life in the towns

Life in the towns

 Learning objectives

To judge how well organised Roman towns were

To compare life in towns and the countryside

To plan an ideal Roman town


Your task

 Your task

  • Read about life in Roman towns and answer these questions:

    • How did taxes help towns to develop in Roman Britain?

    • In what ways do Roman towns tell us that they were well-organised?

    • In what ways was life better in towns

  • Can you think of why some people would still have preferred to live in the countryside in Roman times?


Your task1

 Your task

  • The Romans thought it was very important to plan towns correctly. Produced a plan for a new Roman town in Kent and present it to your class in 2 minutes.

  • Explain the location of the town

  • Identify the main buildings

  • Think about the lay-out of the town, e.g. roads and location of key buildings

  • Explain how money will be raised to pay for the town and its government


Extension task

 Extension task

  • Conduct some research into Roman Canterbury. Copy of picture into your book. How similar or different was Roman Canterbury to the towns you have studied today?


Homework

 Homework

  • Finish the homework set earlier - A Roman WAG is looking to buy an expensive Roman villa in Kent. Imagine you have been asked to produce an estate agent’s brochure on Lullingstone Villa. Use your notes and your own research to explain why the property would be so desirable to a prospective Roman buyer in the fourth century AD.


Plenary

 Plenary

  • Explain these words:

    • Municipia Aqueduct Basilica

  • 3 benefits of living in towns

  • 3 problems with towns compared with life in the countryside

  • Why was public health so important for the Romans?


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