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Map of Roman roads
Begins by using a map to show the first Roman road to be built in Britain: Watling Street, which ran between Richborough and Chester. It then shows Ermine Street, which ran from London to York, and Foss Way, which ran from Ilchester to Lincoln. It details that the Romans had built over 8,000 miles of roads over Britain by the end of the first century and shows how the roads were built by Roman soldiers. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
Children could create their own map of Roman Roads. They could use websites and an atlas to see if they can still find any Roman raods in use today. What would the characteristics of a roman road be? The children could make their own cross-section of a Roman Road.
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