Part of a wider Celtic History Unit, this lesson examines who Boudicca was and why she was fighting against the Romans. The activity was designed to build student's analytical skills through both written and archaeological sources. This activity is suitable to be completed as a whole class activity, in small groups, with partners or individually.
Print out handout "evidence sheets" and Hypothesis sheet for each student. Read through the introductory "briefing" with the class, making sure each student is aware of what the task entails. Starting with the primary written sources, students read and discuss each piece of evidence provided in regards to the focus questions provided at the top of each document. Students then summarise in 2-3 dot points the main facts from the evidence that supports their focus questions on the hypothesis sheet in the relevant spots. Repeat the document analysis and hypothesis summary for each subsequent page using the focus questions at the top of each page as a guide.
Extension Task: at the end of the task, you can ask students to write up their hypothesis in a 500 - 600 word report.