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Content description VCHHK111

History / Levels 7 and 8 / Historical Knowledge / Ancient world and early civilisations – 60 000 BC (BCE) – c.650 AD (CE)
Content description
Significant beliefs, values and practices with a particular emphasis on changes to everyday life, cause and effect of warfare, and perspectives of death and funerary customs
Elaborations
  1. Egypt Show elaborations
    • investigating significant beliefs associated with death and funerary customs, for example belief in an afterlife, and practices, for example, burial in tombs and techniques of mummification
    • analysing hieroglyphic representations of the Book of the Dead
    • generating alternative explanations for the building of the pyramids at Giza
  2. Greece Show elaborations
    • investigating the significant beliefs, values and practices of the ancient Greeks, for example, the Olympic Games or the Delphic Oracle
    • investigating significant beliefs and values associated with warfare, for example, heroic ideals as revealed in the Iliad, and military practices, for example, army organisation, the hoplite phalanx and naval warfare
  3. Rome Show elaborations
    • investigating significant beliefs associated with daily life, for example, the evidence of household religion, and practices, such as the use of public amenities such as baths, and the forms of entertainment in theatres and amphitheatres
  4. India Show elaborations
    • investigating the significant beliefs, values and practices of Indian society associated with for example, rites of passage for boys and men; rites of passage for girls and women; marriage rites, for example, the role of the family, religious ceremonies
    • investigating the significant beliefs, values and practices of Indian society associated with death and funerary customs, for example, cremation, the use of professional mourners, the construction of stupas
  5. China Show elaborations
    • investigating the significant beliefs, values and practices of Chinese society associated with daily life, for example, irrigation and the practice of agriculture, the teachings of Confucius, the evidence of daily life from the Han tombs
Code
VCHHK111
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