Australian Curriculum Categories


Contacts and conflicts within and/or with other societies, resulting in developments and the spread of philosophies and beliefs


    • explaining the rise of imperial China (for example, the use of chariot warfare and the adoption of mass infantry armies, the building of the first phase of the Great Wall of China, military strategies as codified in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War)
    (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
    • examining the extent of Indian contact with other societies (for example, the Persians under Cyrus or the Macedonians under Alexander; the extensive trade with the Romans and Chinese; the material remains of the Mauryan Empire such as the Pillars of Ashoka and the Barabar Caves; the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism)
    (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)

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