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History elective Years 9 and 10

Year 9

Term 1 - Mythology of Ancient Greece

Gods and Religion Ancient Troy - Homer's lliad and Odyssey

Term 2 - Ancient Rome

  • Mythological foundation, Society and Latin 
  • The Last Days of Pompeii

Term 3 - Asian Mythology or Celtic Mythology

  • Societies and language
  • Stonehenge / Legend of Arthur

Term 4

 A.     Ideologies, belief systems and philosophies of the world

The Philosophy of Buddhism / Siddartha Gautama

Year 10

Term 1

Elective - Modern World 1750 to Present

B. Ideologies, belief systems and philosophies of the world - Gandhi and 20th C India

Term 2

  • Slavery and Black Rights in America
  • Genocide - the plight of the Jews

Term 3 - Problems and Poverty in Asia and the World

  • Gender relations, Heritage and environmental issues
  • Imperialism, Colonialism and Independence
  • International organisations and Peace Keeping
  • Medicine, Heath and Hygiene
  • Racism, Technology economic development

Term 4 - Asian Case Study - China

Historical influence of Chinese thought / Confucianism on the modern times - Australian relations etc.