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Mt Alvernia College Year 10 Ancient History Student Guide - Semester I, 2005

Unit: Digging Up the Past This unit is designed to develop skills and introduce you to the study areas of Senior Ancient History. The course is centred on enquiry-based learning and developing the skills and level of critical thinking needed at Senior level. Outcomes from Time, Continuity and Change and Culture and Identity will be addressed within this course.

Teacher: Ms P. Goodwin

COURSE OUTLINE: 1. WHAT IS ANCIENT HISTORY?  Skills of the Historian, detective work, methods of archaeology  Interpreting evidence  Case Study: Ice Man and Ice Maiden

2. GREAT MYSTERIES IN ANCIENT HISTORY  Lost City of Atlantis – focus on Minoan Civilization  The Trojan War – Iliad, Mycenean Culture, Schliemann

3. EXTRAORDINARY PERSONALITIES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD  e.g Akhenatan, Asoka, Nero

4. FORGOTTEN CIVILIZATIONS (STUDENT CHOICE)  E.g Ancient China, Japan, Indus, Incas, Aztecs, Mayans, Aborigines, Maoris, North American Indians, Easter Island, Angkor.


ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW:

TYPE

TOPIC

CONDITIONS

DUE DATE

Short Answer and Response to Stimulus Test

What is Ancient History? Great Mysteries in Ancient History

Test conditions – multiple choice, one word, sentence and paragraph responses.

Research Assignment

Extraordinary Personalities

Students investigate a significant personality of ancient times. Length: 400 - 500 words

Monday 17 October

Seminar Presentation

Forgotten Civilizations

In pairs students present their analysis of two civilizations. Length: 10 minutes

End of Semester Exam block

Wednesday 31 August

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2005 sem ii ancient hist student guide