The Romans came to Scotland to conquer new land, in search of natural resources such as silver and gold. They also needed a constant supply of slaves and there is evidence that slaves were used by the Romans in Scotland.

First broadcast:
7 November 2008

Students could consider how the Romans would have reached Caledonia. What would they have had to bring and how long would it have taken to reach here? An investigation could be made into the impact of the Romans on everyday life then and now. What inventions, words and techniques do we use which were rooted in Roman technology? Pupils could be asked to give reasons why a group of people may want to invade another place. The use of slaves could be debated, with some pupils being slaves and others masters, both arguing their point. Pupils may wish to consider whether being a slave was good or bad.