General 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


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Getting ahead with the AH Core: The City of Rome” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors  2.1.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian 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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