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  1. What have the Romans ever done for us?

  2. Today we are going to: • Question the Roman influence on today. • Question the Roman legacy.

  3. watch this film clip… Note to teacher: Show ‘What have the Romans ever done for us’ sketch from Monty Python’s Life of Brian

  4. What have the Romans done for us? • Groups of 4. • In your group allocate a number 1 to 4 for each person. • Resources: A4 plain paper &Drawing pencils. • 30 seconds per person to visualise information. • Use your eyes and memory only. • Return to group to create a diagram: What have the Romans done for us?

  5. What have the Romans done for us? • What did the Romans do for us? • What did the Romans bring that still impacts on today? • The Romans should NOT have brought… • What is a Legacy? • What is the Roman Legacy? • What have you learned NEW today? • How did you learn the information?

  6. Calendar • The calendar we use today with 365 days in a year, is based on the one developed by Julius Caesar. • All the months of the year take their named from the Roman months. • Some days of the week are named after Roman Gods.

  7. Roads • In Britain, several of our main roads – e.g. the A1 (London to Scotland) or the A5 (London to North Wales) – follow the old lines of Roman roads.

  8. Places & Place Names • Some of our most important cities were founded by the Romans, e.g. London. • Some places take their names from their Roman name. E.g. London from Londinium. Chester = Fort Chester Chester-le-street Manchester

  9. Religion • Christianity was adopted as the official religion of the Roman Empire in AD337 and remains the dominant religion in most countries, which once formed part of the Empire.

  10. Buildings • Some Roman buildings – e.g. the Roman baths in Bath – are still standing today, which shows how well they are built. • Roman styles have been copied in many places at different times, e.g. public buildings such as museums, town halls and even schools built in Britain in the nineteenth century.

  11. Language • Latin is still spoken in some sections of the Roman Catholic Church. Until ten years ago all services in Roman Catholic churches were said in Latin. • Latin has influenced the way European languages such as French, Spanish, Italian and English have developed. • All British coins have a Latin inscription. • We’ve borrowed many words from Latin to use in English, e.g. versus, et cetera, exit.

  12. Literature • Many stories, plays, poems and histories have survived from the Roman period. Probably the most famous is the Aeneid written by Virgil.

  13. Science • In science, plants, animals, insects and even mushrooms are known officially by Latin names.

  14. Health and Medicine • Roman ideas about public health, surgery an patient care were picked up by Islamic doctors and later by European doctors.

  15. Law • Aspects of British law – the way the courts are run, names of officials and the way cases are recorded – have all developed from Roman law.

  16. What did the Romans do for us? • Architecture • Sanitation(sewage) • The calendar • Turnips • Carrots • Roads • Towns • Laws • Parks • Swimming Pools • Saunas

  17. What did the Romans do for us? • Art • Aqueducts • Coins • Paved streets • Pavements • Wine • Glass • Grapes • Tenement Blocks • Cabbages • Peas • Feet, Inches, Miles

  18. What did the Romans do for us? • Literature • Education • Cement and bricks • Apples • Cats • Chickens • Street Cleaners • Public order • Public libraries • Language(Latin)

  19. What did the Romans do for us? • Irrigation( water supply) • Public heated baths  • Pears • Benefits (free food) for poor citizens • Stinging nettles • Shops • Firemen • Police • Public notices • Advertisements

  20. Today we are going to: • Draw a poster that shows what the Romans did for us? • Your poster should show the legacy of the Romans, to inform people of the importance of the Romans on our life today. • What have the Romans ever done for us?

  21. Plenary: • What did the Romans do for us? • What did the Romans bring that still impacts on today? • The Romans should NOT have brought… • What is a Legacy? • What is the Roman Legacy? • What have you learned NEW today? • How did I learn today? • What will I do next time? • Where could I use this skill again?