There is a wealth of knowledge on the Internet to help your children with their history projects on the Romans but it can take many hours to find the relevant sites. Here are some of the best sites I found, so that your children can spend more time actually researching the subjects than looking for research material.
Romans in Sussex
A very good site for any child between the ages of 7 and 16 who are learning about the Romans. It covers the topics The Roman Army, How Romans built their houses, Living and working in the countryside, Living in the town, Life at home, Clothing and jewellery, In the Roman kitchen, In the dining-room, Leisure and entertainment, Crafts and industry, Merchants and money, Communications and transport, Decoration and Death and the gods.
Who were the Romans?
This is an interactive site about the Romans who lived in Britain for 7 – 10 year olds. As well as information on the invasion of Britain by the Romans, Roman homes, Roman gods, the Army, their Food, Clothes and Numerals, there is a fascinating Roman fact randomly given at a click of a button.
BBC Education – The Romans
This site is designed for Key Stage 2 pupils, covering the Roman Invasion of Britain, The Army, Leisure, Religion, Families and Children, Roman Remains, Roads and Places and Technology.
This website gives great information on how and why the wall was built.
The Roman Baths.
A video and slide tour of the Roman Baths in Bath.
The Romans in Staffordshire
Good information and pictures on many aspects of Roman life.
A very good website from Nettlesworth Primary School covering Important People, Child's Life, Military News, Art and Craft, Fun and Games and Important Events.
Celts and Romans
This website covers the Romans in Britain, Roman soldiers, Roman villas and what the Romans did for us.
Although not so appealing visually, this site is very informative about the following aspects of Roman life : The Hippodrome, The Roman Empire, Roman Army, Roman Baths, Roman Clothes, Roman Emperors, Roman Entertainment, Roman Glass, Roman Politics, Roman Theatre and Julius Caesar.
Daily Life in Ancient Rome
An appealing site for children. All about what the Romans ate for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner , their Clothing and Hair styles, the Forum, Schools, The Baths, Roman Houses, Toys and Games, Entertainment, Roman Families, Weddings, Life in the Country and Great Builders.
The Romans in Britain
A brief synopsis of the Roman stay in Britain giving a general overview.
History of the Net – The Romans
This is a comprehensive site covering the legend of Rome, Roman Society, Food, Clothing, Gladiators, Numerals, Education, Children's Games, Entertainment, Slavery, Bath House, Roads, Trade, Invasion of Britain and Fall of the Empire.
A page on Rome
Information on Emperors, The Roman Empire, The Roman Army, Clothes, Baths and Entertainment including the Roman Theatre and Hippodrome.
Rome Quizzes and activities
For Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 from Schools History.
The Roman Gods
With links to Roman Days of the week, Month names, The Solar System, Seven Wonders of the World., Roman Numbers and Roman Mazes.
Hadrian's Wall education website.
Books about Romans
The Rotten Romans by Terry Deary , published by Scholastic Hippo .
The Romans (British Museum Activity Book) by John Reeve and Patricia Vanags
Rome and Romans by Anne Civardi, Heather Amery and Simon Courtwright (Illustrator), published by Usborne Publishing Ltd.
Smelly Old History: Roman Aromas by Mary Dobson, published by Oxford University Press.
The Romans by A. Marks and G Tingay, published by Usborne Publishing Ltd.
I Wonder Why Romans Wore Togas by Fiona MacDonald, published by Kingfisher Books.
Look Inside a Roman Villa by Richard Dargie and Adam Hook (Illustrator), published by Hodder Wayland