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Romans - Soldiers Through Time Unit Study 1

Updated on November 8, 2014

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Module 1 of the Soldiers Through Time unit study covers the soldiers of the Roman Empire. Through history, geography, math, english art and more you can learn about the Romans, the legionaries and the gladiators. With information and activities this module combines fun and learning on a subject that is interesting. When kids are enjoying learning, they will want to keep learning!

Here is what is being said about this exclusive unit study!

I didn't expect it to cover so much ~ the soldier's duties, training, uniforms, weapons, and a brief overview of the times they lived in. But it also deals with math, measurements, vocabulary, memory, & language. There are maps, mazes, some really great pictures & all kinds of interesting details .

Thanks Sandra ~ my son loves it.

Judy V.

Module 1: Roman Army

Sneak Peek

The Roman Empire at one time extended from southern Scotland to the Sahara Desert, and from Syria to Spain. The Empire lasted for more than a thousand years, most of it, spent battling to conquer land or control the land they had

Did you know?

Roman soldiers formed very disciplined ranks when in battle.

Roman legionary

Re-enactor at Fort Malden
Re-enactor at Fort Malden

The bulk of the Roman army was foot soldiers known as legionaries. A fully equipped legionary was an intimidating sight. Find out about what they wore including a galea, lorica segmentata, tunic and caligae.

Download the entire unit study and discover the training that the Roman soldiers had to undergo.

Did you Know?

The whole army on a march would cover 22 miles/day carrying gear that weighed around 66 lbs/30 kg .

Roman Standards

Within the ranks of the Roman army were long poles with flags on them. These were called standards. The Standards were used to identify the soldiers, as well, they brought organization to the ranks during battle.

The Standard was carried by officers called standardbearers (signifiers) who wore animal head skins to help them stand out from the other soldiers.

Did You Know?

Gladiators were trained warriors. But they did not join the Roman army, they were used as forms of entertainment.

Battle Formations

Roman soldiers formed very disciplined ranks when in battle. First, in their ranks, they would throw their pila (javelins) at the enemy. Then, still in ranks, they would protect themselves with their shields and fight with their swords.

Download the entire unit study and discover the Roman formations the "hollow square", the "wedge" and the "tortoise" or testudo.

Did you Know?

Romans were great builders which helped them attack walled in cities.

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Download the full unit study to supplement your lessons or as a lesson itself.

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      Sandra Wilson 3 years ago from Wilson Education Resource Centre

      @almost4ft11: send an email to and we can arrange for you to purchase the download.

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      almost4ft11 3 years ago

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I enjoyed learning about the Romans at school and I think children still do. Great opportunity to expand on this I think, without it becoming too stuffy for them.