Sample Lesson Plan

SUBJECT: HistoryModule no. 4Lesson no. 1
School NameDATE: 26.09.2001YR GROUP 3-4
Learning Objective
(The key teaching points you wish to make)

To use the story of Cartimandua as a springboard from which to gain insight into the situation in the North of Britain in the early years of the Roman invasion.
(The minimum pupils with Special Educational Needs are expected to learn or alternative resource suggestions, included as a guide for teachers or support assistants)

Look at story of Caragdog as a basis for this work.
Learning Outcomes
(What is expected/hoped that children will know by the end of the lesson)

Children will have started a storyboard to illustrate Cartimandua's story from the different perspectives of the main characters.
Key Words
(key vocabulary needed for the lesson)

Betray; client; protection; tribute; triumph
Main Activity
(Outline of the structure and content of the lesson, along with any key teaching points)

1) Tell the story of Cartimandua using Tacitus's words as well as adaptations.
2) Discuss the different notions of right and wrong - what do the children feel was wrong about C.' s behaviour? What did the Romans feel was wrong about here behaviour? What did the Celts feel was wrong about her behaviour?
3) Either
a) Using the 'crib' sheet provided create a storyboard to illustrate the story of Cartimandua.
b) In pairs conduct a 'newspaper' interview with one of the main characters, working out the questions and answers.
Differentiated Activities
(Activities aimed at pupils with higher and lower ability levels)

L.A. Concentrate on the story of Caradog and use that as a basis for illustrations
Resources / Equipment

Paper, pencils, *crib sheet, * Caradog and the Romans, *Roman timeline
* to be provided by Project staff
Extension Activities
(Ideas for follow-up work)
Plenary/homework/ongoing links
(Key points to be recapped at the end of the lesson if possible. Any suggestions for homework or further research that pupils might undertake.)
(Any Websites that might be useful)
(How it went what was good, what worked, what didn't. Suggestions for improvement!)


updated: Tue Aug 13 2002

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