Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

ACHASSK174

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

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)
    (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
    • generating alternative explanations for the building of the pyramids at Giza
    (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
    • investigating the significant beliefs, values and practices of the ancient Greeks (for example, the Olympic Games or the Delphic Oracle)
    (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
    • 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)
    (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
    • 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)
    (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)

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