History / Year 7 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

The role of a significant individual in ancient Rome’s history such as Julius Caesar or Augustus (ACDSEH131)

Elaborations
  • examining the historical context, early life and achievements of a significant historical figure from ancient Rome, and how they were perceived by their contemporaries
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Italian history,  Classical antiquity,  Significant people

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Palatine Hill and the Flavian Palace

This is a colour clip showing the Palatine Hill in Rome and the vast residential and administrative complex built there by Roman emperors. A fly-through animation shows the throne room of the Domus Flavia. The animation is combined with sequences of the complex today, showing the ruins of the Domus Flavia, the Domus Augustana ...

Interactive Resource

QED: Cosmo's Casebook

QED: Cosmo's Casebook is a mystery-adventure game set in Ancient Rome, during the final decades of the Roman Republic. Part-gumshoe mystery, part-courtroom drama: QED: Cosmo's Casebook presents three exciting cases which take you from the glittering heights to the stinky depths of Roman society. Have you got what it takes ...

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Forum of Augustus in the early years of the Imperial age

This is a fly-through animation of the Forum of Augustus as it would have appeared in about 3 CE after the temple of Mars Ultor was completed. Interspersed with footage of the forum's ruins today, the animation shows Rome's third forum, developed when the space in the other forums, seen nearby, became insufficient. The ...

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Rome's greatest enemies gallery

This resource is about the greatest enemies of Rome between 247 BC and 453 AD. It includes six images of some of Rome's most feared adversaries: Alaric, leader of the Visigoths; Arminius, ruler of the Cheruscans; Attila, king of the Huns; Hannibal, Carthaginian general; Mithridates VI Eupator, king of Pontos; and King Shapur ...

Interactive resource

Secondary history: historical inquiry - research

These seven learning activities focus on research using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers provide appropriate guidance and scaffolds ...

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 ...

Teacher resource

Ancient Greece: staff room

This is a rich teacher resource about ancient Greece. It contains sixteen background information sheets; eight lesson plans for whole-class discussions to introduce particular topics; eight inquiry-grid worksheets for gathering information; and eight follow-up lesson plans for activities that extend the content. The Staff ...

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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.

Interactive resource

Making a difference: Vincent Lingiari

Explore perspectives on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through photos and text about Vincent Lingiari. Trace his story, including the leadership of the Wave Hill walk-off and the struggle for land rights. Consider the hardship endured by Indigenous peoples living on Wave Hill cattle station. Investigate barriers Lingiari ...

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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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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 ...

Interactive Resource

The art of ancient Greek theatre - online exhibition

This is an online exhibition about theatre in ancient Greece. Presenting objects from various museums, the exhibition has two main components. The first is 14 artworks, including sculptures, painted vases and a rare fragmentary papyrus. The second component is an audio file of readings from lines 297-348 of Sophocles's ...

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Keeping ancient Romans clean and healthy

How did people keep clean in ancient Rome when most people lived in small flats with no plumbing or running water? How did they keep healthy in a time when only the rich could afford doctors and medical knowledge was lacking? Discover the extraordinarily advanced world of Roman engineering that produced public baths, toilets, ...

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Eating and entertaining in ancient Rome

Discover a world of ancient Roman entertainment that was, in some respects, remarkably similar to modern times and gruesomely different in others. In this clip, find out about such things as the games children played and the meals they ate. Also explore the types of entertainment they enjoyed at the theatre, Circus Maximus ...

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Looking for a place to live in ancient Rome?

What was it like to live in a flat in ancient Rome? The majority of the city's population lived in apartment buildings. Discover what features the flats did, and did not, include, and how the lives of their occupants compared with those of the wealthy.

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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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The Story of the Kelly Gang, 1906: Ned Kelly's last stand and capture

This clip shows a re-creation of Ned Kelly's last stand. It shows bushranger Ned Kelly, dressed in armour, a long coat and helmet, with a pistol in each hand, advancing toward police, with whom he exchanges gunfire. Staggering to the ground, Kelly keeps firing until he is seized by police, who disarm him, remove his armour ...

Teacher resource

European settlement

This lesson sequence explores European settlement in the Murray-Darling Basin and the establishment of western farming and irrigation. It includes a teacher PowerPoint presentation, separate teacher notes and a student worksheet. This lesson sequence is one in a series exploring aspects of the Murray-Darling Basin and is ...

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The rich have it all in Roman villas

What was life like for wealthy families in ancient Rome? Discover what it was like to live in a Roman villa and sample some of the delicacies being prepared for a banquet.

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Theatre of Pompey, 52 BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the Theatre of Pompey in ancient Rome as it would have appeared in 52 BCE. It shows the theatre's location, its semicircular structure, tiers of seating, stage, the temple of Venus opposite the stage, and the surrounding complex of public amenities, gardens and displays of sculpture. Sequences ...