We hope you enjoy the free Children's Quizzes and Activities about
the Romans that we have found for you. The Roman Empire has
allegedly existed for over 2500 years and legend tells of how twin boys,
called Romulus and Remus, were responsible for first creating the city
of Rome which stood as the centre of the Roman Empire.
Their ambitious and ruthless expansion plans brought them all
the way here to Britain where the Celts had historically lived and ruled.
Not content with Gaul
(aka France) they turned their attention to Britain and it was in
55BC that General Julius Caesar set sail to confront (unsuccessfully)
the Celts.It was around a hundred years later that Roman Emperor
Claudius finally conquered the southern half of Britain, officially
making it part of the amazing Roman Empire.
Travel back in time courtesy of
BBC Primary History: Romans and the City of Rome
for fun educational resources and history activities spanning important subjects like
armies, road building, technology and leisure time. Along with a kids'
quiz there are free printable activities, colouring sheets and fact sheets (PDF format) on Roman
Emperors, pottery and archaeology, shopping and Roman money, even how to
dress a Roman soldier for battle. Plenty of video clips and pictures too
to make history education fun and interesting.
This free on-line history
Quiz About Romans in Britain
has ten children's questions (with answers) in either multiple choice
format or 'True or False?' format. Questions ask whether they were good
rulers, what language they spoke, and what games a child may have
Part of a larger education website for 7 to 10 year olds about
the Romans in Britain you'll also find a tutorial, fascinating (and
disgusting!) facts, and plenty of guidance for parents and teachers.
You Wouldn't Want to be a Roman Gladiator
courtesy of this cartoon-style website 'web book' based on a
published book of the same name. With cool graphics and easy to
read and understand text the story puts you in the shoes (or rather
sandals) of a Barbarian who has been taken prisoner by the Romans and
is to be trained to become a Gladiator. Learn all about the slave trade,
the rules and routines of Gladiator School, weapons and armour, and then
finally take your place in the arena to entertain the crowds and the Emperor.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Kids
and then choose 'Roman Empire' from the history menu for facts and figures
about the Romans in Britain that younger children will enjoy learning. Free
activities include 'Dress a Roman soldier' either on-line or using a printable colour
template from which kids can cut out his clothes and weapons. There's a
printer friendly (PDF format) timeline too for kids to draw on and colour in with important events
that they can easily research themselves from the site.
The museum's Printable Resources section has free printable quiz questions
(with answers) about the Romans in (Adobe PDF format) PLUS great fact sheets (with colour
photographs) about pots, coins, artefacts, etc.
Embark on a history quest at the
site where Romans come under the spotlight for the period 45AD-410AD.
Become a history detective by examining some broken pottery or maybe
play an interactive 'drag and drop' game to place objects correctly in a villa.
Check out the 'CONTENTS' section for free printable worksheets
for kids about museum pieces, a Roman recipe or an archaeological investigation of a villa.
There are even more free
Printable Roman Colouring Pictures
at www.edupics.com who offer such historical images as an
amphitheatre, ballista, soldiers, and everyday objects like goblets and
clothes. Places include a church, garden and market place; there's an image of a
Roman ship to print out too.