Hadrian's Wall in northern England was built to mark the boundaries of the Roman Empire and to keep the Scots out. Constructed after the visit of Emperor Hadrian in 122 AD by the Roman army, Hadrian's Wall was constructed and protected by the Roman soldiers living in forts alongside it. The wall is 120 km long and was the furthest frontier of the Roman Empire, apart for the short time that the Romans occupied the Antonine Wall.

First broadcast:
7 June 2007

Students could watch the clip without the soundtrack and speculate about what is being shown onscreen, using just the clues in the graphics. Students could then watch the clip with sound and try to recall five key facts from the clip.

Working in groups, students could complete further research into these two Roman walls. Students could be organised into small groups, with each group provided with one or two research questions such as: what was Hadrian's Wall built from? and, is there anything left of the Antonine Wall? Each group could research and present their findings to their classmates who could take notes of the information shared. Students could use their notes to create an information booklet, or write an informative report about the two walls.