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Ancient History Work Program 2010

Ancient History Work Program 2010

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This is the Ancient History Work Program for our school.
This is the Ancient History Work Program for our school.

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SHELDON COLLEGE
SENIOR WORK PROGRAM
ANCIENT HISTORY
2004 Syllabus
(for implementation with Years 11 & 12 in 2009)
 
Sheldon CollegeTaylor Road, Sheldon, 4157Phone: 3206 5555 Fax: 3206 5588www.sheldoncollege.com
School code: 134District: Brisbane East
 
Subject code: 020Panel code: B38
 
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1. C
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RGANISATION
 
Ancient History at Sheldon College consists of 3 x 70 minute lessons each week. This equates toapproximately 63 timetabled hours per semester. In total the two year course will encompass a minimum of250 hours.The following represents the likely organisation for the two year course. However teachers may choose
different themes depending on students’ interest, teacher expertise and available resources. The minimum
requirements of the course organisation as outlined on page 11 and 12 of the Ancient History SeniorSyllabus must be adhered to. Any changes to the course requirements or mandatory aspects require aprogram amendment to be submitted.Themes and inquiry topics are shaped by the focus questions that the students will eventually be able todevelop through the process of inquiry, namelydefinitionssourcesbackgrounds, changes and continuity, motives and causeseffects, interests and argumentsreflections and responsesThese aspects are described in more detail in
Section 6 Learning
 
Experiences
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Section 7 Themesand Inquiry Topics.
 
THEMES INQUIRY TOPICS TIME ALLOCATION SEMESTERSTUDIES OF POWER
The nature of empires
Background study:
The beginnings of civilisation inMesopotamia, the Nile Valley and the plains of China.
Inquiry topic:
A comparison of the characteristics of empires.
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Mesopotamia
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New Kingdom Egypt
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Qin China
7 hours24 hoursTotal: 31 hours
(approx 9 weeks)
1STUDIES OFARCHAEOLOGY
The end of the BronzeAge
Background study:
Scientific dating techniques, excavationmethodology and the ethics of archaeology.
Inquiry topic:
The development of the archaeologicalevidence for late Bronze Age civilisations.
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Schliemann, the
Iliad 
and Troy
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Evans, the Minotaur and Knossus
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Modern sites in the Eastern Mediterranean
7 hours25 hoursTotal: 32 hours
(approx 9 weeks)
CHANGINGPRACTICES INSOCIETY ANDGOVERNMENT IN THEGREEK WORLD
The rise and fall ofdemocracy
Inquiry topic:
The development of democracy in Ionic Greece.
Inquiry topic
: The struggle for supremacy in the Greek world.
18 hours22 hoursTotal: 40 hours
(approx. 12 weeks)
2STUDIES IN CONFLICT
The glory and tragedy ofconquest
Background study:
Phillip of Macedon unifies Greece.
Inquiry topic:
The conquests of Alexander the Great.
4 hours19 hoursTotal: 23 hours
(approx 6 weeks)
 
A STUDY OFPOLITICAL CENTRISMIN ROME
Rome during theRepublic
Background study:
The foundation of Rome and thebeginnings of the Republic.
Inquiry topic:
The decline and fall of the Roman Republic.
5 hours26 hoursTotal: 31 hours
(approx 9 weeks)
 
3STUDIES OFPOLITICALSTRUCTURES
Imperial government inRome
Background study:
The Julio-Claudian governmentalstructure.
Inquiry topic:
The Roman Imperial system from the Julio-Claudians to the conversion of Constantine.
6 hours26 hoursTotal: 32 hours
(approx 9 weeks)
STUDIES OF EUROPEIN TRANSITION
The shaping of theMiddle Ages
Background Study:
The fall of the Western Roman Empire.
Inquiry topic:
The individuals and religious, political, social,economic and technological forces that shaped Europe in theMiddle Ages.
10 hours22 hoursTotal: 32 hours
(approx 9 weeks)
4
 
STUDIES OF RELIGION
In God we trust
Background study:
The monotheistic religions of the MiddleEast.
Inquiry topic:
A comparative study of two or three religions ofthe ancient world.
6 hours19 hoursTotal: 25 hours
(Approx 9 weeks)

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