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Content description VCHHK109

History / Levels 7 and 8 / Historical Knowledge / Ancient world and early civilisations – 60 000 BC (BCE) – c.650 AD (CE)
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How physical features influenced the development of the civilisation
  1. Egypt Show elaborations
    • describing the importance of the River Nile to Egyptian society, for example, inundation and farming, the worship of Hapi (god of the Nile), and the use of the Nile as a means of transportation
  2. Greece Show elaborations
    • describing the impact of the sea and mountain ranges of Ancient Greece on the development of self-governing city-states
  3. Rome Show elaborations
    • mapping the geography of Rome’s River Tiber and the seven hills of Rome to explain reasons for the development of the city
    • describing the methods used by the Romans to manage resources, for example the water supply through aqueducts and plumbing systems
  4. India Show elaborations
    • describing how harmonious relationships with the natural world were reflected in Indian belief systems, for example, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
    • creating a graphic representation of the extent of India as a political unit at this time, including for example its diverse climatic and geographical features, types and location of food production, areas of high and low density population
  5. China Show elaborations
    • describing the significance of the Yellow River to irrigation and the impact of features such as the Himalayas on contacts with other societies, including trade
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