KS2 English History The First Roman Invasion of Britain

 

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Julius Caesar's First Invasion of Britain in 55 BCE Lessons 1 to 8

 

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1. Julius Caesar is Thinking of Invading Britain

2. Caesar is Going to Invade Britain

3. Caesar Crosses the English Channel

4. An Eagle-Bearer Saves the Day

5. Eagle-Bearers in the Roman Army

6. Caesar's Dog Sails to Britain

7. A Roman Soldier's First Day in Britain

8. Caesar's Invasion of Britain

 

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9. Caesar's Parrot Crosses the Channel

10. Caesar's Problems - Part I

11. Caesar's Problems - Part II

12. Caesar and the Spy

13. Two Days in August 55 BCE

14. How Roman Marching Camps were Built

15. Writing a Letter about a Marching Camp

16. Nine Reasons Why Caesar Invaded Britain

 

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17. Writing a Recount about Caesar's Invasion

18. Writing a Report about Caesar's Invasion

19. Did the Romans Win?

20. Did Caesar Invade too late?

21. Caesar's own Account of the Invasion - 1

22. Caesar's own Account of the Invasion - 2

23. An Interview with Julius Caesar

24. Why the Romans wanted to Conquer other Countries

 

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Lesson 1. Julius Caesar is Thinking of Invading Britain

Julius Caesar is Thinking of Invading Britain

 

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It is 55 BCE and Julius Caesar is in Gaul (France). He is thinking about invading Britain.Lesson 1 looks at:

✅ The four reasons why Caesar wanted to invade Britain.

✅ The military strength of the Roman army is compared to that of the Britons.

✅The homework activity about what life was like for the Britons at the time of Caesar's invasion.

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Lesson 2. Caesar is Going to Invade Britain

Caesar is Going to Invade Britain

 

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It is 55 BCE. I am Julius Caesar and I am going to invade Britain.Lesson 2 looks at:

✅The number of soldiers and ships Caesar is going to use to invade Britain.

✅Why Caesar wanted to add Britain to the Roman Empire.

✅Caesars own reasons for wanting to invade Britain.

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Lesson 3. Caesar Crosses the English Channel

Caesar Crosses the English Channel

 

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It is 55 BCE and Julius Caesar is crossing the English Channel to invade Britain.Lesson 3 looks at:

✅ The problems that Caesar had when he and his ships arrived at Dover on the Kent coast.

✅ The army of Britons waiting on the cliff tops for Caesar and his ships, so Caesar had to move along the coastline to find another beach to land his soldiers on.

✅ Caesar was unaware that the sea around the Kent coast was deep because the tide was in. This was going to cause him more problems as his soldiers would have to jump off their ships into this deep water.

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Lesson 4. An Eagle-Bearer Saves the Day

An Eagle-Bearer Saves the Day

 

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I am Julius Caesar. It is 55 BCE and I have just crossed the English Channel to invade Britain.Lesson 4 looks at:

✅ What happened when Caesar's ships arrived at the next beach, they could not get close to the shore, so he ordered his men to jump off the ships into the sea and wade ashore.

✅ When the order to jump was given, the men refused to jump.

✅ However, one soldier, an eagle-bearer, encouraged the others to jump in after him - and they did.

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Lesson 5. Eagle-Bearers in the Roman Army

Eagle-Bearers in the Roman Army

 

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It is 55 BCE. Julius Caesar has crossed the English Channel and is on the Kent coast ready to invade Britain.Lesson 5 looks at:

✅ The eagle-bearer is the soldier chosen to carry the legion’s gold eagle. Eagle-bearers were important during battles because they were used to give orders to the soldiers.

✅ When the eagle-bearer told the soldiers to jump into the water during Caesar's invasion, they all obeyed him and he saved the day.

✅ The homework in this lesson looks at Caesar’s own account of the eagle-bearer saving the day.

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Lesson 6. Caesar's Dog Sails to Britain

Caesar's Dog Sails to Britain

 

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I am Caesar's dog. My name is Rexus. I live with Caesar in a very big Roman villa.Lesson 6 looks at:

✅ Rexus is Caesar's beloved dog but he's a little fussy.

✅ Rexus likes the nicer things in life and the British weather isn't one of them!

✅ Rexus has a unique view of the invasion and a unique recount.

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Lesson 7. A Roman Soldier's First Day in Britain

A Roman Soldier's First Day in Britain

 

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It is 55 BCE and Julius Caesar has just invaded Britain.
I am a legionary in the 10th legion that was part of this invasion force. Lesson 7 looks at:

✅ It is 55 BCE and Julius Caesar has just invaded Britain.

✅ A legionnaire in the 10th legion that was part of this invasion force tells you what happened to him in the invasion.

✅ The legionnaire writes a recount about it.

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Lesson 8. Caesar's Invasion of Britain

Caesar's Invasion of Britain

 

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It is 55 BCE. I am Julius Caesar and I have just invaded Britain.  It hasn't gone that well for me so far, but it will not take me long to turn things around.Lesson 8 looks at:

✅ How Caesar's invasion of Britain was just part of his bigger plan to rule Rome and its empire.

✅ A summary of the events from the first part of his invasion

✅ How the invasion hasn't gone that well and why Caesar feels he can turn things around.

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