HISTORY - Ancient Worlds

 

Semester 1 only

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 Greek, Roman and Egyptian Empires to the Mesopotamian Empire and 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 Classical Studies in Years 11 and 12; 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.

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework 20%
2. Class tests 30%
3. Collaborative project 25%
4. Independent research project 25%

HISTORY PATHWAY AT GGS

Group 3 - History
Year 11 and 12 - IB

History
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

Global Politics
Year 12 - VCE

Classical Studies
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

History (Australian Curriculum)
Timbertop - Year 9

History
Middle School - Years 5 to 8