• How we know what life was like in ancient times by reconstructing the past
  • How to investigate the ancient past, including key sites, events and or developments in the ancient world; individuals, structures and features of ancient societies
  • The history and aspects of culture of one of the great civilizations of the ancient world (such as Egypt, Greece, Rome or China)
  • Connections between the origins, impact and legacy of ideas, beliefs and values of the ancient world and a context for the inter-connectedness of past and present
  • How some distinctive features of ancient societies, for example arts, architecture or drama; weapons and warfare; technology and engineering; women and families; beliefs, rituals and funerary practices act as evidence that define the nature of key structures and practices of ancient societies.
  • select one civilisation to investigate
  • investigate the origins and settlement of an ancient civilisation and the impact of chronological and geographical context on the development of the civilisation selected
  • select a key ancient site, event or development to investigate to understand the nature of the remaining evidence of the ancient world
  • address the political, social, economic and cultural structures and practices of an ancient society
  • analyse and refer to relevant primary and secondary sources
  • write historical essays responding to key topics
  • engage in discussions, research work, investigate and study selected topics
  • experience excursions to relevant sites.
  • Is interested in the ancient past and the development and characteristics of ancient civilizations
  • Is able to write essays in response to historical questions and inquiry
  • Is well organised
  • Likes analysing historical sources to find relevant evidence to support historical arguments
  • Has critical and creative thinking skills.

Course Overview

You have

  • ‘A’,‘B’ (or ‘C’ in consultation with teachers) in Year 10 Australian Curriculum History or English.

TASC course

Ancient History 3

May lead to

  • A pathway and skills relevant to other Level 3 courses such as Modern History 3, Geography 3, Philosophy 3 and Studies of Religion 3.
  • A pathway to further study at university in ancient history, modern history, archaeology, teaching and associated fields.