HISTORY - Ancient Worlds


Either Semester

Ancient civilisations have had a significant influence on our modern world: our perceptions, systems, values, and culture. This semester-length course will explore a number of ancient societies: from Ancient Greece and Rome to Ancient China. If you are interested in different cultures and civilisations, if you like the idea of reading into the hidden meaning of historical artefacts and artworks, this course will suit you. You will have the opportunity to study the people, places, leaders, beliefs, and cultures of these ancient worlds through the artefacts that have been left behind and the work of archaeologists. You will learn how to interpret ancient cultures from a modern perspective, and how to trace fascinating links between ancient worlds and the world we live in now. During the semester, you will engage in a historical project of your own design which will encourage your own exploration and enhance the development of your research, communication and presentation skills.

This course is an excellent preparation for those students who wish to: study Ancient History VCE in Year 11; develop their historical and critical thinking skills relevant to further study of History and Global Politics in the VCE and IB; begin their journeys to tertiary study and future careers.

1. Source Tasks 20%
2. Collaborative project 20%
3. Independent research project 20%
4. Examination 40%


Group 3 - History
Year 11 and 12 - IB

History (Australian Curriculum)
Timbertop - Year 9

Middle School - Years 5 to 8