Students in a gallery talk

Roman city life 

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Led by a member of the learning team, students develop critical thinking and enquiry skills through exploring and discussing objects in the British Museum collection.

Ages: 11–16 (KS3 and KS4) 

Curriculum links: Classical Civilisations, History, cross-curricular

Maximum group size: 10–15 

Session time: 50 minutes

Session outline

KS3

This gallery-based talk is designed to support students using objects as evidence. Led by a member of the learning team, students develop critical thinking and enquiry skills through investigating and discussing key objects in the British Museum collection. Students will use the objects to explore the development of the city of Rome, the spread of the Roman Empire and key aspects of life in Roman cities.

KS4

Using objects from the British Museum collections this gallery-based talk is designed to support the Classical Civilisations GCSE component Roman City life (J199/22). Led by a member of the learning team, students develop critical thinking and enquiry skills through exploring and discussing objects in the British Museum collection. They will investigate, analyse and interpret material evidence to explore the Roman social, cultural and historic context in which they were created, and key themes related to life in Roman cities.

Session dates – KS3

November 2022
  • Wednesday 30 November at 10.30
  • Wednesday 30 November at 11.30
  • Wednesday 30 November at 13.00

Session dates – KS4

September 2022
  • Thursday 27 September at 10.30
  • Thursday 27 September at 11.30
  • Thursday 27 September at 13.00
October 2022
  • Tuesday 18 October at 10.30
  • Tuesday 18 October at 11.30
  • Tuesday 18 October at 13.00
November 2022
  • Wednesday 9 November at 10.30
  • Wednesday 9 November at 11.30
  • Wednesday 9 November at 13.00
December 2022
  • Wednesday 7 December at 10.30
  • Wednesday 7 December at 11.30
  • Wednesday 7 December at 13.00