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Content description VCHHK110

History / Levels 7 and 8 / Historical Knowledge / Ancient world and early civilisations – 60 000 BC (BCE) – c.650 AD (CE)
Content description
Changes in society and the perspectives of key groups affected by change including the influence of law and religion
Elaborations
  1. Egypt Show elaborations
    • distinguishing between groups using historical sources such as the nobility, bureaucracy, women, and slaves in hieroglyphics
    • creating a graphic representation of the social structure of Egyptian society
    • outlining the rights of women, for example, in the areas of marriage, family life, work and education, and their responsibilities, that is, generally limited to the home and family
  2. Greece Show elaborations
    • examining evidence of the social structure of Athenian or Spartan society, for example, the roles of citizens, women, slaves in Athenian society and the roles of Spartiates, Perioikoi and Helots in Spartan society
    • outlining the rights of citizens in ancient Athens, for example, the right to vote, their responsibilities, for example, military service, attending assembly meetings, and the invention of freedom
  3. Rome Show elaborations
    • examining the evidence of the social structure of Roman society, for example, the roles of patricians, plebeians, women and slaves in the city of Rome, and the idea of Republican virtue and its historical resonance
    • describing the significance of slavery in the period of the Roman Empire, for example, the acquisition of slaves through warfare, the use of slaves as gladiators and agricultural labourers, and the rise of freedmen
  4. India Show elaborations
    • creating a graphic representation of the social structure of Indian society
    • explaining the social structure of India, including the role of Brahmins – priests, teachers, Kshatriyas – kings, warriors, Vaishyas – merchants, artisans, Shudras – labourers, peasants
  5. China Show elaborations
    • creating a graphic representation of the social structure of Chinese society such as kings, emperors, scholars, farmers, craftsmen, women
    • outlining the rights and responsibilities of women, for example, in the areas of marriage, family life, work and education
Code
VCHHK110
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