Welcome to the Resource hub of the WCN Roman Coventry and Warwickshire Project!
These teaching resources have been developed by Dr Paul Grigsby alongside Postgraduate and Undergraduate students of the University of Warwick for the teaching of Roman Britain at KS2 and KS3, and for enrichment at any level. The resources can be used in class or as homework activities and are structured to be flexible and fit your school's particular requirements. Our aim is to provide an overview of Prehistoric and Roman Britain with an emphasis on Roman Coventry and Warwickshire - the ancient world beneath your pupils' feet. This local emphasis will bring this lost world to life for your pupils, and we hope that they enjoy it. Unless otherwise stated, the information on this site has been taken from open access sites and has been checked for accuracy, but if you have any concerns or suggestions please contact Dr Paul Grigsby via this Feedback Form.
We are grateful for the generous support of the Classical Association and the University of Warwick Arts Impact Fund, without which these resources would not be possible.
Sign up for Extra Material, Support and other Special Opportunities
Those who sign up to the project (simply by contacting Dr Paul Grigsby at firstname.lastname@example.org) will have full access to the following:
- A complete suite of downloadable teaching materials based on these resources
- Travelling Museum 'lessons-in-boxes', which can be loaned to schools or led by our Warwick Classics students/staff. These include:
- One-to-one advice on using these resources in the Classroom as well as advice on introducing more of the ancient world onto your curriculum.
- Access to special events and CPDs
All that we ask from those that sign up is to give us some feedback on how you are using the project in your classroom so that we can continue to improve and develop these resources. To sign up to the Roman Coventry and Warwickshire Project simply email Dr Paul Grigsby at paul dot grigsby at warwick dot ac dot uk
How to use these Resources
These resources are designed to be flexible and to be used in whatever way suits individual schools and teachers. The course comprises a number of separate (and overlapping) elements which can be used to create bespoke lessons and entire courses on Roman Britain. How you engage with the project is up to you, but there are three main elements of the Project resources (with some overlap) as outlined below.
The website resources include information on each topic to accompany lessons and acting as an online textbook for further work. Pupils and teachers can use these pages to undertake more detailed research, and there will be scope for pupils' work to be added to the website. Teachers are free to use and adapt any of the material found on the webpages. If you want to discuss how your pupils can develop projects based on the website material and on getting your students' work posted on the website, email Dr Paul Grigsby at paul dot grigsby at warwick dot ac dot uk.
Our teaching materials have been combined into a single course on Roman Coventry and Warwickshire covering the history of people in Warwickshire from the Prehistoric through to the coming of the Romans. This will be of use to those teaching Romans at KS3 or above as part of an enrichment course. These materials can also be adapted for KS2 Romans (additional KS2 resources are in the pipeline). Resources include teaching notes, handouts, exercises, ideas for projects and discussions, as well as PowerPoints. To sign up to the Roman Coventry and Warwickshire Project and receive access to these downloadable resources email Dr Paul Grigsby at paul dot grigsby at warwick dot ac dot uk
Our 'Travelling Museum' lessons are sessions which include real artefacts from our Warwick collection, and copies of artefacts from Lunt Roman Fort. The sessions can be loaned to schools who have signed up to the Roman Coventry Project or led by our Warwick students. Sessions include life in the Roman World and our Roman Time Capsules. Other available sessions include some on Roman Cookery.
To sign up to the Roman Coventry and Warwickshire Project and receive access to these Travelling Museum sessions email Dr Paul Grigsby at paul dot grigsby at warwick dot ac dot uk