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Content description VCHHK116

History / Levels 7 and 8 / Historical Knowledge / Middle Ages and early exploration
Content description
The significant social, cultural, economic, environmental and political changes and continuities in the way of life and the roles and relationships of different groups in society
Elaborations
  1. Vikings Show elaborations
    • locating Viking lands in Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden)
    • describing the way of life of the Vikings, for example, living in a cold and harsh environment; the importance of farming and raids; the significance of honour in Viking warrior society
  2. Medieval Europe Show elaborations
    • describing the structure of feudal society, for example, the role and responsibilities of the king, nobles, church, knights and peasants
    • using a selection of primary sources track changes to the way of life in medieval Europe across time or across locations
    • continuity and change in society in one of the following areas: crime and punishment; military and defence systems; towns, cities and commerce
  3. Ottoman Empire Show elaborations
    • describing the way of life of people in the Ottoman Empire, for example, the role of the coffee house and bazaar or marketplace
    • using a selection of primary sources track changes to the way of life in the Ottoman Empire across time or across locations
    • explaining the power and responsibility of the Sultan to ensure that justice was served within society
  4. Angkor/Khmer Empire Show elaborations
    • mapping the Khmer empire and its physical features and annotate how these significantly influenced everyday life
    • describing the way of life in the Khmer Empire through stone carvings and the writings of the Chinese Ambassador Zhou Daguan, for example, in relation to fishing, trading in markets, temple construction
  5. Mongol Expansion Show elaborations
    • describing the nomadic nature of Mongol life and the rise of Temujin (Genghis Khan) who united all Mongol tribes in 1206 CE
    • describing the way of life in Mongolia and its incorporation into Chinese life, for example, agriculture (domestication of animals such as horses, camels and cattle), food (dried meat and yoghurt), and housing (yurts)
  6. Japan under the Shoguns Show elaborations
    • describing the way of life in feudal Japan under the shoguns, for example, ‘bushido’, the chivalric code of conduct of the samurai that emphasised frugality, loyalty, mastery of martial arts, and honour
    • explaining reasons why the Shogun increased power
    • describing the relationship between the emperor, shogun, daimyo (lords) samurai (warriors), workers (for example farmers, artisans and traders)
  7. Polynesian Expansion Show elaborations
    • describing the way of life in one Polynesian society, including social, cultural, economic and political features, such as the role of the ariki in Maori and in Rapa Nui society (Easter Island)
    • investigating the way of life of Easter Island society (Rapa Nui), for example, fishing by the men, links between the household and the extended clan through the exchange of goods, wives, and labour; the use of stone tools
  8. Renaissance Italy Show elaborations
    • examining the way of life in Renaissance Italy (social, cultural, economic and political features) and the roles and relationships of different groups in society
    • mapping the political city states on the Italian peninsula. Annotate their significance
    • describing the way of life of people in Renaissance Italy, for example, the role of men in tending the fields or merchant shops,
    • explaining the influence of government in particular city-states, for example the monarchy of Naples or the Florentine republic
  9. Spanish Conquest Show elaborations
    • describing pre-Columbian life in the Americas, including the social organisation of the Aztecs, (for example, nobility, slaves), their beliefs (for example, worship of a number of gods and the need to make human sacrifices to appease these gods), life in the capital city Tenochtitlan
Code
VCHHK116
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