Course Description

The Preliminary Ancient History topic of The City of Rome is an excellent introduction to the HSC Core: The Cities of Vesuvius. The students will learn the most important concepts, terms and background information. This will save a lot of time in the HSC year as well as enabling deeper and more thorough knowledge of how the Romans lived.


Teachers of Ancient History

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Getting Awhad with the AH Core: The City of Rome will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptors 3.5.3 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Roman Ingenuity Part I

    • Introduction

    • Higher Order Thinking and the HSC

    • Task: Tool - Force Field Analysis

    • Course Outline

    • Task

    • The Position and Geography of Rome

    • Task: The Significance of Geography

    • Roman Engineering

    • Task: Did Roman Engineering Make the Empire or Did the Empire Make Roman Engineering?

    • Water and Drains

    • Task

    • Research and Resource Library: Roman Engineering

  • 2

    Module 2: Roman Ingenuity Part II

    • The Roman Military

    • The Roman Empire

    • Task: What did the Romans Ever Do for Us?

    • Campus Martius

    • The Buildings of the Campus Martius

    • How Do We Manage All the New Terms?

    • Research and Resource Library: Rome and the Empire

  • 3

    Module 3: Roman Ingenuity Part III

    • The Circus Maximus

    • Task

    • Roman Entertainment

    • Roman Entertainment Clustering Task

    • Roman Counting: Roman Numerals and Dates

    • Roman Numerals and Dates Quiz

    • Research and Resources Library

  • 4

    Module 4: The Roman Forum Part I

    • What Happened in the Roman Forum?

    • What happened in the Roman Forum?

    • The Forum and Republican Government

    • Task: Roman Government

    • Roman Religion

    • Festivals of Rome

    • Task: Roman Religion

    • The Forum - Religious Buildings

    • Task: Religious Buildings in the Forum

    • Research and Resource Library: Roman Forum I

  • 5

    Module 5: The Roman Forum Part II

    • The Forum, Commerce and the Courts

    • Commercial/Legal Buildings in the Forum

    • Roman Law

    • Task: Roman Law

    • Roman Food

    • Task: Roman Food

    • Conclusion

    • Research and Resource Library: Activities in the Roman Forum

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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