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ACHASSK166

Key features of ancient societies (farming, trade, social classes, religion, rule of law)

Elaborations

    • 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
    (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • 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

    (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
    • locating the major civilisations of the ancient world on a world map and using a timeline to identify the longevity of each ancient civilisation
    (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
    • 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)
    (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)

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