Australian Curriculum: <br />Senior History DraftSummary<br />(Australia) March 2010<br />Ancient History: Years 11 & 12 <...
Skills: Years 11 & 12<br />Knowledge: Years 11 & 12<br />Historical skills & knowledge <br />Historical questions and rese...
Stage of learning: Years 11 &12 Basic Structure<br />Two courses for Years 11 & 12 will be offered:<br />Ancient History: ...
At this stage, students in Year 12 will continue with the course that they have commenced in Year 11. (IE: Students cannot...
Unit 1: Investigating Ancient History (Year 11)<br />Organisation of Content<br />Unit 2a: Representing and Interpreting t...
Unit 1: Investigating Ancient History(Year 11)<br />Content: Unit 1<br />In this unit, students study:<br /><ul><li>Method...
Ancient Sources: Students must study</li></ul>ONE archaeological source and<br />ONE written source<br />Australian Curric...
Unit 2a: Representing and Interpreting the Ancient Past (Year 11)<br />Content Unit 2a<br />In this unit, students:<br /><...
investigate controversial historical and archaeological issues.</li></ul>Students analyse ancient and modern representatio...
Unit 2b: Ancient Lives (Year 11)<br />Content: Unit 2b<br />In this unit students:<br /><ul><li> undertake a source-based ...
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Senior Ancient History Draft Summary

  1. 1. Australian Curriculum: <br />Senior History DraftSummary<br />(Australia) March 2010<br />Ancient History: Years 11 & 12 <br />Summarised from Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Australian Curriculum Documents [May 2010]<br />Annabel Astbury<br /> History Teachers’ Association of Victoria<br />
  2. 2. Skills: Years 11 & 12<br />Knowledge: Years 11 & 12<br />Historical skills & knowledge <br />Historical questions and research<br />Analysis and use of sources<br />Perspectives and interpretations<br />Comprehension and communication<br />Key events, people and ideas<br />Evaluating significant historical debates<br />Working with sources<br />Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary<br />Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria<br />June2010<br />
  3. 3. Stage of learning: Years 11 &12 Basic Structure<br />Two courses for Years 11 & 12 will be offered:<br />Ancient History: 4 Units over Years 11 & 12<br />Modern History: 4 Units over Years 11 & 12<br /><ul><li>Units for each course will be taken sequentially.
  4. 4. At this stage, students in Year 12 will continue with the course that they have commenced in Year 11. (IE: Students cannot do Units 3 & 4 of the different history) </li></ul>Organisation of Content<br />Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary<br />Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria<br />June2010<br />
  5. 5. Unit 1: Investigating Ancient History (Year 11)<br />Organisation of Content<br />Unit 2a: Representing and Interpreting the Ancient Past<br />Unit 2b: Ancient Lives<br />Choose One: Year 11<br />Unit 3: Ancient People, Power and Politics (Year 12)<br />Unit 4: Ancient Societies, Sites and Sources (Year 12)<br />Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary<br />Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria<br />June2010<br />
  6. 6. Unit 1: Investigating Ancient History(Year 11)<br />Content: Unit 1<br />In this unit, students study:<br /><ul><li>Methods of historians and archaeologists
  7. 7. Ancient Sources: Students must study</li></ul>ONE archaeological source and<br />ONE written source<br />Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary<br />Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria<br />June2010<br />
  8. 8. Unit 2a: Representing and Interpreting the Ancient Past (Year 11)<br />Content Unit 2a<br />In this unit, students:<br /><ul><li>critically analyse representations and interpretations of the ancient past through film, literature, art, virtual reality and websites.
  9. 9. investigate controversial historical and archaeological issues.</li></ul>Students analyse ancient and modern representations of one of the following:<br />the Trojan War<br />Hebrews and Egyptians: Exodus<br />the Persian Wars – Battle of Thermopylae<br />Alexander the Great<br />RamessesII<br />Cleopatra<br />Roman gladiatorial games<br />Boudicca<br />the fall of the Roman Empire.<br />This unit is one of two choices offered at Unit 2.<br />Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary<br />Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria<br />June2010<br />
  10. 10. Unit 2b: Ancient Lives (Year 11)<br />Content: Unit 2b<br />In this unit students:<br /><ul><li> undertake a source-based comparative study of two ancient societies.
  11. 11. examine these two societies through one theme.</li></ul>Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary<br />Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria<br />June2010<br />
  12. 12. Unit 3: Ancient people, power and politics (Year 12) <br />Content: Unit 3a<br />In this unit, students investigate significant events and developments within an historical period, including key political concepts and structures, and how individuals and groups have challenged the norms of power and authority.<br />Students study:<br /><ul><li>One historical period
  13. 13. One individual (who may or may not be relatedto that historical period)</li></ul>Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary<br />Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria<br />June2010<br />
  14. 14. Unit 4: <br />In this unit students:<br /><ul><li> Investigate an ancient society</li></ul>One of the following:<br /><ul><li>Bronze Age societies (Minoan OR Mycenaean)
  15. 15. 18th Dynasty New Kingdom Egypt
  16. 16. Sparta (c 700–371 BCE)
  17. 17. Athens (510–399 BCE)
  18. 18. Persia (Cyrus I to Darius III)
  19. 19. Early Imperial Rome (1st century CE).
  20. 20. Investigate an ancient site or source.</li></ul>Ancient Sites: Students interpret the remains of the past and issues associated with the study of the ancient site/complex<br />Ancient Sources: students interpret the ancient source in the context of other available evidence.<br />One of the following sites/complexes:<br />Content: Unit 4 <br /><ul><li>Palace complexes of Minoan Crete
  21. 21. Pompeii and Herculaneum
  22. 22. 18th dynasty Thebes – east and west
  23. 23. Persepolis</li></ul>OR<br />One of the following sources:<br /><ul><li>Amarna Letters
  24. 24. Herodotus, Books V-VIII
  25. 25. Thucydides, Books I-V
  26. 26. Tacitus, The Annals, Books I-VI</li></ul>Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary<br />Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria<br />June2010<br />
  27. 27. Consultation Opportunities<br />You can contribute feedback:<br />ACARA: www.australiancurriculum.edu.au<br />VCAA: www.vcaa.vic.edu.au<br />HTAV: www.htav.asn.au<br />Consultation forums will be held by the HTAV and VCAA throughout Victoria in June. Please see the websites for details. <br />Australian Curriculum: HistoryDraft Summary<br />Prepared by Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria<br />June2010<br />
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