Workshops can be developed or a selection combined to make lessons to cover from 90 minutes to a full day.
- Make cut away model of road from stone.
- Test efficiency of road travel in comparison to open land, using school made cart and marching soldiers.
Gladiators were knicknamed 'the barley men' as their staple diet was grain and vegetable based. Using this as a starting point Gladiator Stew can be made with barley, vegetable stock, olive oil and fresh vegetables. (Does not contraviene any religious dietary law.)
- From togas to tunics - make patterns to dress 30cm mannequins and try full size versions to demonstrate utility of new cut clothing.
- Practise basic weaving.
Materials and technology
How can basic materials be manipulated to improve life?
- Adobe vs brick
- Stone vs concrete
- Open hearth heating vs underfloor flued heating.
Workshops to include discussion, drawing, and model making.