Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Botting.Recommended Prior Learning
This is a literacy-rich subject. 12 or more credits from Achievement Standards in English or a Social Science course (e.g. History, Geography, Psychology).
Classical Studies 201
“Go deep into the past and you’ll understand the future” - Marcus Aurelius
Classical Studies looks at the people, places and events of Ancient Greece and Rome. We explore ideas such as citizenship and society, culture and identity, empire and power, conflict, art and aesthetics.
As an introduction to the subject, we study a range of different contexts including Greek mythology (gods and heroes), the Trojan War and the epic journey of Odysseus, significant historical events from Roman history and the iconic art and architecture from either Athens or Pompeii. The latter will be decided by the class based on their particular interests.
This course helps students to develop a wide range of academic skills and build an understanding of how ancient societies shaped our own.
Topic: Introduction to Greek Mythology: gods and heroes
Assessment: Internal AS 91204 v2: Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the classical world & aspects of other cultures. (6 credits)
Topic: Homer's Odyssey
Topic: Homer's Odyssey
Assessment: Practice for external AS 91200 v2: Demonstrate understanding of the ideas and values in the classical world.
Topic: A significant event in the Classical World: student choice of historical events from Roman history
Assessment: Internal AS 91202 v3: Demonstrate understanding of a significant event in the classical world (4 credits)
Topic: Pompeian art and architecture OR Athenian Greek sculpture: student choice
Assessment: Practice for external AS 91201 v2: Examine the significance of features of work(s) of art in the classical world
Derived Grade Exams for AS 91200 and AS 91201 will also occur during this term.
Topic: Revision and exam preparation.
Assessment: External AS 91200 v2: Demonstrate understanding of the ideas and values in the classical world (4 credits) and/or External AS 91201 v2: Examine the significance of features of work(s) of art in the classical world (4 credits)
No days out of school are planned at this stage although should a relevant exhibition or university day occur a trip may take place.
Students will need a device, a highlighter and a lined notebook.