Segedunum Fort and Museum, Wallsend. Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
Key Stage:KS2 History National Curriculum: History. The Roman Empire and its impact upon Britain, non-statutory examples include Hadrian's Wall.
Suggested Classroom Activity
Show the pupils the film “What Is Segedunum?”. Ask them what they think a roman cavalry soldier’s training might have been like. Check they noticed the minimum height requirement for roman cavalryman.
Household Cavalry Soldier.
Show the class the page from the army website and tell them their task will be to create an equivalent document for the Roman Cavalry. It will be a piece of persuasive writing aimed at encouraging recruitment. They can either use some of the same headings from the webpage; combat, qualifications, training, move up the ranks etc. or create their own framework.
British Army Household Cavalry soldier
Pupils can find information from the Handbook of Army Tactics sheet which can be downloaded here, as well as from other internet research. Download research.pdf
Students can incorporate the pictures from the images sheet, available to download here, in their final document. Download images.pdf