History / Year 7 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

Physical features of ancient Egypt (such as the River Nile) and how they influenced the civilisation that developed there (ACDSEH002)

Elaborations
  • describing the importance of the River Nile to Egyptian society (for example, inundation and farming, the worship of the god of the Nile, and the use of the Nile as a means of transportation)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Ancient history,  Landforms,  Egyptian history,  Human settlements

Interactive Resource

Ancient Egypt

This is an online interactive resource about ancient Egypt developed by the British Museum. The resource has ten sections: Egyptian life; geography; gods and goddesses; mummification; pharaoh; pyramids; temples; time; trades; and writing. Each section contains three elements: 'Story', 'Explore' and 'Challenge'. The 'Challenge' ...

Collection

Investigating the wonders of Ancient Egypt

How cool is Ancient Egypt? It's got mummies, pyramids, the Sphinx and amazing artworks that have been around for thousands of years. There are lots of references to the afterlife, and fabulous gods like the jackal-headed Anubis who guides spirits of the deceased through the underworld. And then there are the archaeologists ...

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Mortuary temples of Mentuhotep and Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri, c1450 BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the great mortuary temples of Mentuhotep II and Hatshepsut as they might have appeared in the time of the New Kingdom. The resource includes footage of the temples today and a detailed commentary. It shows the natural landform of Deir el-Bahri and a temple of Thutmose III, before concentrating ...

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Elephantine Island in Upper Egypt

This is a colour clip showing the island of Elephantine, known to the ancient Egyptians as Abu (ivory), in the River Nile. Including a detailed commentary and illustrations depicting the island in the time of Hatshepsut, the clip shows the temple of Satet, the local goddess of the annual flooding of the Nile. Ruins of a ...

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Mummification process - animation

This is an animated reconstruction of the mummification of the body of Herakleides, a 20-year-old man from the Greco-Roman period of Egyptian history. The animation, produced by the J Paul Getty Museum, begins with the removal of the organs and then illustrates the 40-day dehydration process, the anointing of the body, ...

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Step Pyramid at Saqqara, c2600 BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the Step Pyramid and temple complex of the pharaoh Netjerikhet Djoser in Egypt as they might have appeared in the time of the Old Kingdom. Interspersed with footage of the pyramid today, and accompanied by a detailed commentary, the animation shows the location of Memphis and its nearby ...

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Pharos of Alexandria, 247 BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the lighthouse or Pharos of Alexandria in Egypt as it would have appeared when completed by the Macedonian king of Egypt, Ptolemy II Philadelphus. The animation shows the location of the lighthouse on an island off the coast of Alexandria, its three-tiered structure and its perpetual fire ...

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Karnak and Luxor, c1213 BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor in ancient Thebes as they would have appeared in the time of Rameses II. Interspersed with footage of the complexes today and accompanied by a detailed commentary, the animation shows the site of Karnak and Luxor on the River Nile, the great Temple ...

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Deir el-Medina, 2nd century BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the settlement, temple and tombs of Deir el-Medina in Egypt as they would have appeared in the New Kingdom and the Ptolemaic periods. Accompanied by a detailed commentary and interspersed with footage of the area today and cut-away diagrams, the animation shows the position of Western ...

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Egyptian worker ushabtis, 945-715 BCE

This is a worker ushabtis, made at some stage between 945 and 715 BCE. The male mummiform figure is made of Egyptian faience with a blue glaze finish. The figure is shown wearing a headdress and 'seshed' headband knotted at the back. The body is wrapped in bandages with only the head and arms visible, crossed left over ...

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Sacred island of Philae, c120 CE

This is a fly-through animation of the temple complex on the island of Philae in Egypt as it would have appeared in Roman imperial times. Interspersed with footage of the reconstructed temple today, and accompanied by a detailed commentary, the animation shows the position of the island in the River Nile in Upper Egypt, ...

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Temple of Hathor at Dendera, c55 CE

This is a fly-through animation of the temple complex at Dendera dominated by the Temple of Hathor as it might have appeared in the time of the Roman Emperor Trajan. Interspersed with footage of the complex today and accompanied by an expert commentary, the animation shows the location of Dendera in Upper Egypt, the temple ...

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Sharing stories: culture

This is a rich resource about the many intertwined aspects of Aboriginal cultures, including law, Country and Dreaming. It consists of an introduction, a teacher guide, three films made by Aboriginal students ('The Ngatji and paddle steamer', 'Bilwal medicine' and 'Thunderman') and two video interviews, one with Jarlmadangah ...

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Sharing stories: community

This is a rich resource about the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' communities and identities. It consists of an introduction; a teacher guide; a film, 'My people, the Karajarri people', made by Wynston Shoveller about the Mowla Bluff massacre in the Kimberley region in 1916; and a video interview ...

Teacher resource

Citizenship: Let's talk recognition

This resource (an ‘education pack’) is a 28-page pdf about citizenship learning, how citizenship is shaped by social and cultural forces, and how it relates to Reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Beginning with a historical summary and ...

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How did the first humans live?

This 10 minute video in three parts offers an overview of what life was like in the ancient world. Part 1 introduces the Palaeolithic era, marked by the use of stone tools, focusing on Homo Sapiens, and the tools used to study this era - archaeology and anthropology. Part 2 discusses human foraging and the specialist techniques ...

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Sharing stories: films by location

This is a map providing links to films about culture, ancestral beings, beliefs and country from eight Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia. The films are 'The story of Girbar' from the Thabu clan; 'Miiku and Tinta' from the Umpila people; 'Moon and the gecko' from the Paakantji people; 'Bunjil ...

Teacher resource

Imagining ancient Rome

This is a unit of inquiry made up of 12 learning sequences for year 7 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. This unit of inquiry allows students to explore how life in ancient ...

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Syllabus bites – Ancient China

This resource outlines the geography, social structure and daily life of Ancient China. Includes links to interactive web resources and quizzes.

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Growing up Roman

Imagine living in ancient Rome, when your father could decide whether you lived or died, sell you into slavery and decide who you would marry. Explore the dynamics of ancient Roman families, along with fascinating facts about housework, family pets, schooling and names.