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Ancient History

Course Description:

Ancient history examines past societies using a wide variety of written and archaeological sources. A study of ancient history allows students to:

  • investigate past people, societies, events and historical sites using the methods of historians and archaeologists
  • understand the influence the ancient past has on the present and future
  • analyse written and archaeological evidence, question interpretations of available evidence, appreciate the need to conserve historical sites and consider changing interpretations of the past
  • communicate about history in a variety of forms

What will I be doing in this course?

In Year 11 this course consists of three units, whereas in Year 12 it consists of four units. You will study:

Year 11:

  • Investigating Ancient History
  • Features of Ancient Societies
  • Historical Investigation

These units may focus on either Ancient Rome or Israel, pending teacher selection. You may study topics including Ancient Thera, Teotihuacan, Roman Games, Women in Greece and Rome or Ancient Israel.

Year 12:

  • Cores Study: Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Ancient Societies
  • Personalities in their times
  • Historical Period

Again, these topics will focus on either Ancient Rome or Israel, pending teacher selection.

How will this course help me in the future?

This course provides you with the skills to critically analyse a variety of sources and information types. These skills are essential and underpin the research process, but also assist you in critically understanding the world around you. Studying Ancient History allows you to make informed decisions about the world, and understand continuity and change.