Interactive Timeline about the Romans

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of working with our Year 5 as they embark on their Ancient Roman topic. We decided as a class to create our own interactive timeline. Firstly, we discussed which important events we would include and tried to link some of these to the impact Romans had on Britain.

Once we had decided on the events, we put them into a timeline using the app Popplet.

In pairs, the children were then given an event to research and find more information about. They had to then choose an app to create a 30-second presentation about the app where they could demonstrate what they had learned. They could use apps such as Tellagami, Shadow Puppets Edu or ChatterKids

Each video was linked to the timeline using the app Thinglink and saved to our Thinglink account.

The class could then load the thinglink of their devices and watch every other group and learn about that event from each other.

This is an idea that can be easily adapted to any topic and gives the children the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in a more creative way.


  1. This lesson sounds great. Thanks for sharing!
    Mr Nightingale


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