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Although Chester has changed since Roman times, some things have remained the same; the river still flows through the city and some parts of the wall built by the Romans still stand.
Primary History
This clip is from:
Primary History, The Romans in Britain: Roman Roads and Cities
First broadcast:
4 June 2007

Classroom Ideas

This could be used as a starter clip to introduce what the Romans built, where they built buildings and why they built buildings. The clip can be used to illustrate that the Romans left an incredible legacy, for example the aqueducts, heating, sanitary conditions. To extend this task, teachers could ask pupils to find out what happened after the collapse of the Roman Empire. Questions could be asked as to what happened to the aqueducts and did life progress after the Romans? Or was all the Roman knowledge and technology lost after the fall of the Roman Empire?