This lesson is based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to work.

Mastering EBL Skills through the Romans + PDF + Word


Save 25% when you buy all 25 lessons in this series:

  1. The Roman Army vs the Britons
  2. Why Caesar Wanted to Invade Britain
  3. Romans, Taxes and Donkeys
  4. Caesar Gets into Deep Water
  5. Caesar’s Dog Goes on Holiday
  6. Caesar’s Parrot Has An Awayday
  7. An Eagle-Bearer Saves the Day
  8. Eagle-Bearers in the Roman Army
  9. Nine Reasons Why Caesar Invaded Britain
  10. Did the Britons have a Spy?
  11. Caesar Sails Without his Cavalry
  12. Caesar’s Own Account of the  Invasion
  13. A Roman Soldier’s First Day in Britain
  14. Two Days in August 55 BCE
  15. Caesar Forgot His Umbrella
  16. Caesar’s Three Big Problems
  17. Even More Problems for Caesar
  18. An Interview with Julius Caesar
  19. Did Caesar Make Too Many Mistakes
  20. Caesar Sails back to Gaul
  21. Caesar Has Big Plans
  22. A Roman Newspaper
  23. Did the Romans Win?
  24. It’s 54 BC and Caesar is Back
  25. Roman Warships


This comprehensive set of 25 lessons takes an innovative approach to teaching about the Roman invasion of Britain in 55 BC, combining historical content with the development of crucial English literacy skills and evidence-based learning (EBL) techniques. Designed specifically for upper KS2 students in years 5 and 6, the lessons deftly interweave these three components for a rich, cross-curricular learning experience.

On the history front, students will gain a deep understanding of Julius Caesar’s motives, strategies, and the pivotal events surrounding his attempted invasion of Britain. From exploring the might of the Roman army to analysing Caesar’s personal ambitions, the lessons bring this era vividly to life through dramatic accounts and primary source evidence.

Simultaneously, the lessons provide ample practice for core English skills like reading comprehension, writing recounts/reports/letters, summarizing, and more. Students engage in activities that have them analysing texts, articulating ideas, and working collaboratively – all while building their historical knowledge.

However, what truly sets this resource apart is its intentional integration of evidence-based learning (EBL) techniques proven to boost academic achievement. Each lesson gradually builds one fundamental EBL skill through purposeful scaffolding and activities. These include:

– Collaborative learning

– Independent learning 

– Metacognition/Self-regulation

– Peer teaching

– Self-assessment

– Peer assessment

– Thinking skills (Bloom’s Taxonomy)

By mastering competencies like self-assessment, thinking strategies, and peer collaboration, students gain invaluable tools for lifelong learning success across all subjects.

The lessons themselves are described as creative, engaging, and substantive – using amusing narrative hooks, hands-on activities, and robust learning materials. Whether it’s the ‘Caesar’s Dog Goes on Holiday’ lesson or exploring ‘Roman Warships’, students will be captivated while levelling up their skills.

These 8 skills are the EBL skills developed across these Mastering EBL Skills Through The Romans lessons. 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


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Mastering EBL Skills through the Romans + PDF + Word