History / Year 8 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Overview of the ancient to modern world

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Curriculum content descriptions

the transformation of the Roman world and the spread of Christianity and Islam (ACOKFH008)

Elaborations
  • recognising how relations between the Islamic and Western worlds were characterised by both peaceful coexistence (trade) and conflict during this period (the Crusades)
  • discussing Britain after the end of the Roman occupation; the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms; Old English and the foundations of modern English; Beowulf and archaeology; Anglo-Saxon institutions and the roots of medieval parliament
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Classical antiquity,  Christianity,  Islam

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Makiz Ansari and Islam

This clip is about Afghan-Australian Makiz Ansari's commitment to the Muslim faith. The first part of the clip describes how her family migrated to Australia in the 1990s when she was a child, after the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union (now Russia). The second part focuses on the profound effect of her study ...

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 ...

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Milingimbi Easter panel, mid-1960s

This is a painting by several leading artists of the Gupapuyngu clan of the Yolngu people depicting the crucifixion of Christ on the right, and his resurrection on the left. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image and in a video. Text onscreen gives contextual information about the Methodist mission established on ...

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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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Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine in the Imperial age

This is a colour clip showing the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine in Rome. It begins with a fly-through animation of the Colosseum as it would have appeared in about 82 CE soon after it was finished. The animation is combined with sequences of the Colosseum today and images that recreate the amphitheatre's gladiatorial ...

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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 ...

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Roman Forum, 315 CE

This is a fly-through animation of the Roman Forum as it would have appeared in 315 CE when the Basilica of Maxentius was completed. Interspersed with footage of the Forum today, the animation shows Rome's most important street, the Via Sacra, and the great temples and public structures of the Roman Forum including the ...

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Pantheon, 126 CE

This is a fly-through animation of the Pantheon in Rome as it would have appeared in about 126 CE soon after its reconstruction by the Emperor Hadrian. The animation is combined with sequences of the Pantheon today, architectural drawings and models of the building, and paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries. The voice-over ...

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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 ...

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Ottoman Empire (1301-1922)

This resource is about the rise and fall of the Islamic Ottoman Empire. It includes text and some images. The resource is organised under eight topic headings: Introduction; Why was the Empire successful?; Constantinople; Other religions; Sultan and court; Suleiman – a golden age; Decline; and Find out more. The images ...

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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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Baths of Caracalla, c235 CE

This is a fly-through animation of the Baths of Caracalla in ancient Rome as they would have appeared when finally completed in about 235 CE. The animation is interspersed with images of the ruins of the baths today, cut-away models of the bathing areas and architectural drawings of the complex. The animation shows the ...

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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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Ceremonial Afghan jacket, c1890

This is the front and back of a ceremonial Afghan jacket, made of burgundy velvet and trimmed elaborately with gold braid. It was brought to South Australia in the 1890s by an Afghan camel trader returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca, as a gift to the owner of the general store at Farina, a small town near the Flinders Ranges ...

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Billy Graham's crusade in Australia, 1959

This clip is about the effect on Australians of US evangelist Billy Graham's Southern Cross Crusade. Newsreel footage of his arrival and crusade rallies in Sydney and Melbourne is intercut with interviews with Bruce Ballantine-Jones and Graeme Dunstan, who attended separate rallies. Ballantine-Jones speaks of his reasons ...