Take your class out to experience the Antonine Wall first hand, weather and all.
Explore the layout of a fort, measure the width of the ditch, march along the military way and patrol the line of the rampart. Investigate real Roman artefacts from the Antonine Wall at one of the museums in the area.
Download our suggestions for classroom activities which deliver outcomes and develop the capacities of Curriculum for Excellence. Use our resource and activity sheets in the classroom with pupils.
Most visits will support ongoing learning in Social Studies: People, past events and societies, but a visit to your local site can offer a powerful and memorable stimulus for learning across a range of curricular areas.
Key outcomes in Social Studies: People, past events and societies include:
By exploring places, investigating artefacts and locating them in time, I have developed an awareness of the ways we remember and preserve Scotland’s history. SOC 1-02a
I can use evidence to recreate the story of a place or individual of local historical interest. SOC 1-03a
I can compare aspects of people’s daily lives in the past with my own by using historical evidence or the experience of recreating an historical setting. SOC 1-04a
I can use primary and secondary sources selectively to research events in the past. SOC 2-01a
I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover how past events or the actions of individuals or groups have shaped Scottish society. SOC 2-03a
I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences.