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Curriculum content descriptions

The significant beliefs, values and practices of ancient Greece, Egypt or Rome, with a particular emphasis on ONE of the following areas: everyday life, warfare, or death and funerary customs (ACHASSK174)

Elaborations
  • investigating significant beliefs associated with death and funerary customs in ancient Egyptian society (for example, belief in an afterlife) and practices (for example, burial in tombs and techniques of mummification)
  • generating alternative explanations for the building of the pyramids at Giza
  • investigating the significant beliefs, values and practices of the ancient Greeks (for example, the Olympic Games or the Delphic Oracle)
  • investigating significant beliefs and values associated with the warfare of ancient Greeks (for example, heroic ideals as revealed in the Iliad) and military practices (for example, army organisation, the hoplite phalanx and naval warfare)
  • investigating significant beliefs associated with ancient Roman daily life (for example, the evidence of household religion) and practices (for example, the use of public amenities such as baths, and the forms of entertainment in theatres and amphitheatres)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Beliefs,  Italian history,  Classical antiquity,  War,  Egyptian history,  Greek history

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