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Content description VCLAU012

Latin / Levels 7 and 8 / Understanding / The powerful influence of language and culture
Content description
Examine the enduring influence of Roman culture on the modern world, by discussing the ancient origins of modern customs, religion, literature and architecture
  1. recognising the ancient origins of national values such as citizenship, liberty, equity and justice
  2. exploring ancient connections with daily routines in modern society, such as family life, occupations, schooling, the calendar, and leisure pursuits such as dice, board games
  3. tracing Roman customs still used in modern ceremonies, such as weddings and funerals
  4. identifying influences from Latin literature on popular culture, for example, Harry Potter, Romeo and Juliet, Percy Jackson, superheroes such as Superman and Hercules
  5. exploring connections between ancient and modern music, for example, musical instruments such as the cithara, flutes, drums and contemporary songs composed in Latin, such as Bastille’s Pompeii with Latin lyrics
  6. recognising the Roman influence on religion, such as Christian traditions
  7. researching elements of Roman engineering and architecture in bridges, aqueducts, amphitheatres, drainage systems and public buildings in Australia and across the world
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