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Lesson objective
To understand the layout of a Roman bath house.
To reach a judgement on if the Romans were
healthy or not.
Starter
 What do we do for entertainment in
today’s society?
 Write down five activities that you do
for relaxation and ...
Wrong bath time
Roman entertainment
Can you name
these forms of
Roman
entertainment?
Back of book
Plan of a Roman Bath
1
2
3
4
Plan of a Roman Bath
1) Roman Toilets
2) Palaestra
 Before bathing the
Romans would exercise
in open courtyards.
 The Romans would work
up a sweat so they cou...
3) Caldarium
 This was the hottest room
in a Roman bath. It was a
bit like a Sauna.
 The hot water and steamy
air temper...
4) Frigidarium
 This was a freezing cold
bath to refresh the
Romans
 The Romans would feel
very refreshed after
plunging...
Your Task
 Label the Roman bath house plan and
explain in detail what happened in
each room/area.
 Explain why the Roman...
Extension taskExtension task
Describe a visit to the Roman baths
 Write about
 The activities you do at the bath (the
di...
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5 Roman bath houses_(2)

  1. 1. Lesson objective To understand the layout of a Roman bath house. To reach a judgement on if the Romans were healthy or not.
  2. 2. Starter  What do we do for entertainment in today’s society?  Write down five activities that you do for relaxation and enjoyment Back of book
  3. 3. Wrong bath time
  4. 4. Roman entertainment Can you name these forms of Roman entertainment? Back of book
  5. 5. Plan of a Roman Bath 1 2 3 4 Plan of a Roman Bath
  6. 6. 1) Roman Toilets
  7. 7. 2) Palaestra  Before bathing the Romans would exercise in open courtyards.  The Romans would work up a sweat so they could feel the benefit of a good bath.
  8. 8. 3) Caldarium  This was the hottest room in a Roman bath. It was a bit like a Sauna.  The hot water and steamy air temperatures may have risen well above 100 degrees.
  9. 9. 4) Frigidarium  This was a freezing cold bath to refresh the Romans  The Romans would feel very refreshed after plunging into the frigidarium's freezing waters.
  10. 10. Your Task  Label the Roman bath house plan and explain in detail what happened in each room/area.  Explain why the Romans used these pools/areas
  11. 11. Extension taskExtension task Describe a visit to the Roman baths  Write about  The activities you do at the bath (the different pools you use)  The kinds of people you might meet  Why a trip to the baths was so popular

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