End Racism, April 25, 2014
Who were the real people of Roman Britain? Did being ‘British’ ever just mean being ‘White’? What about in Roman times?
We think it’s really important that children learn that migration and multiculturalism is not a new thing, but instead people have been travelling to and from Britain for centuries.
For example, when you ask most children what the Romans were like, they picture fierce, white, male gladiators. But we know that all sorts of people lived in Roman Britain.
Romans Revealed is an interactive website that tells the stories of four people living in Britain in Roman times, such as Julia Tertia, whose journey to York started in North Africa.
The website is aimed at children aged 7-11, and there are also teaching resources for key stage 2.
Can you ask your local primary school to pledge to teach about diversity in Roman Britain?
Are you a teacher or parent who can share Romans Revealed with children?
Make your pledge to improve diversity in primary school lessons today!
By teaching our children to accept diversity and equality from a young age, we can End Racism This Generation.
Keep fighting the good fight,
Rose, Sondhya & Florence
The End Racism This Generation team