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Caesar Has Big Plans

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This lesson explains how the Roman invasion of Britain was just part of Caesar’s bigger plan to rule Rome and its empire. It also has a summary of the events in the first part of the invasion in 55 BC. Things didn’t go that well for Caesar, so he might have to give it another go next year!

As well as English and history skills the Evidence-Based Learning skills developed in this lesson include collaborative learning, self-assessment and thinking skills. This lesson also offers pupils the opportunity to master self-regulation.  


Each evidence-based learning (EBL) Roman history resource in this set is a complete lesson which uses the history curriculum as a framework through which each of the eight EBL skills can be mastered. Each resource has “mastering” one EBL skill as its central focus and all eight EBL skills are covered more than once in these lessons.

All eight EBL skills are better gained working with a partner so much of the work in these lessons is collaborative. These resources will ensure that pupils can master and use EBL skills regardless of their ability.

Each Roman history lesson will develop a single EBL skill through:

1) A “Before You Start” page that introduces the EBL skill.

2) Opportunities to master this skill during the lesson.

3) An “After You Finish” page that offers pupils the chance to evaluate their learning experience (of the lesson and the EBL skill) and to identify their next step in using the EBL skill.

The skills in bold below are all the EBL skills developed in this Roman lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning

1 review for Caesar Has Big Plans

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this lesson. This is what it said:

    Unveil Caesar’s Ambitions and Help Students Master Self-Regulation

    Are you seeking an engaging way to teach your upper KS2 students about Julius Caesar’s motivations behind the Roman invasion of Britain? Look no further than the lesson “Caesar Has Big Plans” from the evidence-based learning series.

    This immersive lesson not only delves into Caesar’s larger aspirations of ruling Rome and expanding its empire, but it also provides a comprehensive summary of the events surrounding his first invasion attempt in 55 BC. By exploring Caesar’s personal and strategic reasons for conquering Britain, students gain a deeper understanding of this pivotal moment in history.

    But it’s not just about historical content knowledge. The lesson offers ample opportunities for developing key English skills through collaborative learning activities, self-assessment tasks, and critical thinking exercises. Students will practise comprehension, analysis, and written expression as they unpack the complexities of Caesar’s plans and the challenges he faced.

    Moreover, this lesson empowers students to become self-regulated learners by scaffolding the essential skill of self-regulation. Through guided activities and reflective exercises, students learn to monitor their progress, set learning goals, and take ownership of their academic journey.

    By mastering self-regulation, students develop the metacognitive abilities to “think about their thinking,” an invaluable skill that will benefit them across all subject areas and future endeavours.

    As the 21st lesson in a 25-lesson set, “Caesar Has Big Plans” offers a comprehensive and engaging way to integrate English, History, and evidence-based learning into your curriculum.

    Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 out of 5 stars)

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Caesar Has Big Plans - Mastering Evidence Based Learning skills through The Romans - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
Caesar Has Big Plans