Spotlighted Site

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Roman Gladiator is based on the Horrible Histories book of the same name. As with all of the titles in this series, the site gives the gory details of the Roman period and children learn what it was like to be conquored by the Romans as they follow the life of a gladiator and wait to discover their fate….



BBC History Romans
Video clips, activities, animations and easy to access, interesting information make this an excellent site for pupils.

History 4 Kids
Useful information split up into different sections including architecture, gods, daily life, science, emperors etc.

The Romans
A good general site on the Romans and how their empire grew.

The Romans Baths
A great site aimed at children all about the Roman baths, and how they were used.

UNRV The Roman Empire
This site is not aimed at kids and the language is quite difficult with few pictures or diagrams, but it has a massive amount of information on all aspects of the Roman Empire.

Primary History Help
Easy to follow site with lots of information on the Romans, written for children.

Roman GladiatorsYou wouldn’t want to be a Roman Gladiator!!!! A gory site aimed at children all about the life and problems of a Roman Gladiator

Ducksters History
A children’s site with well organised information and a short quiz at the end of each page to review the information.

Build a Celt House
Build your own round house, shows how the Celt roundhouses were constructed.

BBC History Celts
Another fantastic BBC site all about the Celts and Britain’s Iron Age.

Roman Sandy
A site that allows children to solve the mystery and follow the progress of a dig at Sandy discovering Roman artefacts.

Roman Artefacts
A selection of Roman artifacts with quality images and detailed information about what they would have been used for in Roman times.

DK find out about The Celts
A good site based on the DK books with information on all aspects of Celtic Britain including Boudicca.

Hadrian’s Wall
A great site from English Heritage with information on the wall built by Emperor Hadrian to keep out the Scottish tribes.

DK find out about The Romans
A good site based on the DK books with information on The Romans and Ancient Rome.