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Humanities and social sciences / Year 7 / Knowledge and Understanding
Key features of ancient societies (farming, trade, social classes, religion, rule of law) (ACHASSK166)
exploring why the shift from hunting and foraging to cultivation (and the domestication of animals) led to the development of permanent settlements and changed relationships to the environment
identifying the major civilisations of the ancient world (namely Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, Rome, India, China and the Maya); where and when they existed, and the evidence for contact between them
locating the major civilisations of the ancient world on a world map and using a timeline to identify the longevity of each ancient civilisation
identifying the major religions/philosophies that emerged by the end of the period (Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam) and their key beliefs (through group work)