When the Romans first arrived in Caledonia, they were not welcomed by the locals. However, relations did improve with some tribes, as indicated by remains of Roman coins and goods found at the sites of some Celtic settlements. It is thought that some Celts even learned to speak Latin.
Students could discuss what they think was the impact of the Romans on Caledonia. What evidence is there that Romans and native Caledonians mixed at times? By researching the Roman occupation they could find more evidence to support the idea that people mixed, but they could also find evidence of conflict. So, to what extent do students agree with the opinion expressed in the clip? And what evidence do they have to support their conclusion?
Students could discuss their ideas about why some tribes came to accept the Romans, while others did not. The clip highlights that the Celts and Romans spoke different languages - students could try communicating with each other without talking. Working in pairs, students could be given an item or phrase to try to communicate to their partner without words. What other ways are there of communicating?