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Humanities and social sciences / Year 4 / Knowledge and Understanding / History

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Curriculum content descriptions

The journey(s) of AT LEAST ONE world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late eighteenth century, including their contacts with other societies and any impacts (ACHASSK084)

Elaborations
  • identifying key individuals and groups who established contacts with Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania during the European age of discovery
  • investigating what motivated countries to explore and colonise
  • examining the journey of one or more explorers (for example, Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan), using navigation maps to reconstruct their journeys
  • examining the impact of European exploration or colonisation on ONE society
  • investigating networks of exchange and what was exchanged between different groups of people (for example, ideas, spices, food, slaves)
  • recognising that people from many continents have explored parts of the world (for example, Zheng He, Ibn Battuta)
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

International trade,  Cultural interaction,  Significant people,  Exploration,  Explorers

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