Year 8 History Khmer Empire

Monday 18
th
August
In Today’s Lesson We Will Be:
- Learning about Primary and Secondary Sources
- Primary and Secondary Sources Activity
- Research Skills
- Introduction of Major Assessment. We will work through
the assignment together to understand the components.
- Expectations about the use of the library and IT to
complete our assignments.
Housekeeping:
- Check your absences against the schedule sheet and
follow up any areas missed. All information is on the
website! This is your responsibility!

Team Scoreboard
PINK 10
ORANGE 5
RED 5
PURPLE 5
YELLOW 4
POP QUIZ
10 Questions

5 Points Each
Primary and Secondary Sources
A Primary source is something that originates
from the past.

A Secondary source is something that has been
made recently about the past.

A primary source IS HISTORY
a secondary source is ABOUT HISTORY.
Primary and Secondary Sources
• Let’s do some activities together:

• http://www.historyonthenet.com/Lessons/so
urces/sourcesexplain.htm


Next Let’s Look at Research
What is
Research?
Topic,
Keywords and
Search Terms
Test Search
Terms
Evaluating Sites
Copyright/
Plagiarism
Taking Notes/
Gathering
Information
Citation
Synthesise
information
Create Your
Text!
Research Process Cycle
Evaluating Web Sites
The Basics – What is the Internet?

How to Check Website Credibility
Who is the author(s)? What are their credentials?
Look at the domain (the last part of the Web address, for example: .com, .org
or .edu). This tells you what kind of site you're using: .edu sites are regulated
educational sites; .com and .biz sites are for commercial purposes; and .gov
sites are government sites.

Who is making the information available? How is the site being funded? Are
they trying to sell you something?

When was the information first published? Has it been updated
recently? Many Web pages indicate when they were created and last revised.
Check the bottom of the page for a copyright date or look for a date near the
byline of an article. Without a date, the timeliness of the information is
difficult to evaluate.
No Wikipedia!
Why is Wikipedia not a reliable source?

What is a Reference List?
- A Reference List is an alphabetical list of all the
sources used in your research
- It appears at the end of your report or essay.
- It is beneficial to have different types
i.e. book, web site, journal, primary/ secondary
source, this shows you have actively sourced
information in multiple ways.
IT Use for Major Assignment
• For our Major Assignments we will be using a
combination of PC and iPads.
• REMEMBER THIS IS A PRIVILEGE!!

EVERY TUESDAY STARTING THIS WEEK
MEET OUTSIDE THE LIBRARY!
• Responsible Behaviour is Essential
• You are representing Miss Henderson, myself
and our class.
Khmer Empire Major Assignment



Task Instructions: READ CAREFULLY!
You are to create a multimodal report on ancient Angkor as part of our depth study of the Khmer Empire.
This report should be able to inform someone who has no knowledge on this topic.
Your report will have THREE parts and your grade will reflect all three parts.
Mind Map
You are to create a Mind Map using the Poplett App that will include the following topics.
When writing about these topics you will need to consider the 5 W’s and consider the
changes that occurred over time Khmer Empire.
Location Beliefs and Values Reliefs
Temples Barays People

Creative
You are to create a visual presentation either digital, hand-drawn or a collage that
accurately depicts the people of the Khmer Empire and the social structure.
You will be required to write a short summary explaining your piece (50 - 100 words).
Your creative piece must include 3 of the following people and depict a scene such as
dancing, eating, building, farming, palace life, religious ceremony, battle etc.
King Peasants Khnyum (Slaves)
Khlon (Government Officials) Chakravartin Royal Family
Artisans High Priest

Evaluation
You are to then write a 350 - 500 word summary on ONE of the following topics.
Creating your own question to guide your historical inquiry.
1. Success and decline of the Khmer Empire.
2. War and battles of the Khmer Empire.
3. Women in the Khmer Empire.
4. Building techniques.
5. “Devaraja” or God King.
As part of this evaluation you need to use your historical skills to locate appropriate sources.
You are to consider the 5 W’s as guiding questions for your historical inquiry.

Once you have completed all three parts, we will combine these into one multimodal
pdf document. This will be done together as a class.
How to Get a Good Grade!
Your assignment will show historical accuracy and use historical terms and concepts.
Your evidence will show the use of reliable sources and contain a reference list to acknowledge these sources.
You will have completed all three parts of the assignment.
Time management is essential! Don’t spend too much time on one element at the expense of another.
Year 8 History
Khmer Empire Depth Study Major Assessment Task
Let’s Break it Down!
The first step to any assignment is
breaking it down into Achievable parts.





So you don’t feel OVERWHELMED!
Part 1.
Mind Map
You are to create a Mind Map using the Popplet App that will include the
following topics.
When writing about these topics you will need to consider the 5 W’s and
consider the changes that occurred over the time of the Khmer Empire..
Location Beliefs and Values Reliefs
Temples Barays People
This is a Popplet
Part 2.
Creative
You are to create a visual presentation that can be digital, hand-drawn or a collage that
accurately depicts the people of the Khmer Empire and the social structure.
You will be required to write a short summary explaining your piece (50 - 100 words).
Your creative piece must include 3 of the following people and depict a scene such as dancing,
eating, building, farming, palace life, religious ceremony, battle etc.
King Peasants Khnyum (Slaves)
Khlon (Government Officials) Chakravartin Royal Family
Artisans High Priest
Part 3.
Evaluation
You are to then write a 350 - 500 word summary on ONE of the following topics.
Creating your own question to guide your historical inquiry.
1. Success and decline of the Khmer Empire.
2. War and battles of the Khmer Empire.
3. Women in the Khmer Empire.
4. Building techniques.
5. “Devaraja” or God King.
As part of this evaluation you need to use your historical skills to
locate appropriate sources.
You are to consider the 5 W’s as guiding questions for your historical inquiry.
What is a Rubric?
Year 8 Achievement Standard E G S P M Comment
beliefs and values
analyse, select and organise information
significance of individuals and groups
motives and actions of people at the time
descriptions and explanations, incorporating
analysis

descriptions and explanations, incorporating
analysis

develop question to frame an historical
inquiry

Use of historical terms and concepts
acknowledge of reliable sources
reference to periods of time
Sources Analysis Activity
In your groups you are to
analyse two bas reliefs.
Analysing the sources you are to work together
to interpret the information and make
inferences about the Khmer empire and people.
You will record your findings on the paper for
display in the room.
So do it Neatly Please!
REMEMBER

EVERY TUESDAY STARTING THIS WEEK
MEET OUTSIDE THE LIBRARY!