This lesson ( which has been up-dated with lots of new text and slides in January 2016), follows on from the decision-making role play ‘Why did Claudius invade?’ Pupils are now asked to create a written explanation good enough to beat a textbook. To do this, they get involved in a history mystery. Following the debrief they then have to compose a better explanation of their own which they then compare with another Year 4 pupil’s answer. If you would like to make this a short assessment task see the common assessment task, markscheme and pupils’ work in the Assessment section of the site.
PLEASE NOTE: There is some overlap with the lesson ‘Why did Claudius leave hot sunny Italy to invade cold wet Britain?’ but we have added some new resources with a specific focus on literacy.
- pupils can offer three valid reasons for Roman invasion with confidence
- pupils evaluate a simple account in the light of what they know
- pupils write a simple but coherent explanation, rather than just regurgitating a list (those who need more support will be able to complete two speech bubbles but more able pupils will be able to use terms such