Subject Name
AUSVELS Year 7 History – Ancient History
The AUSVELS History course at Year 7 begins with learning how historians gather evidence to form a hypothesis. Students will gain knowledge and understanding about ancient civilizations and how these societies provided the foundations of the modern world. Students consider different perspectives, explore changing values and beliefs, learn to differentiate between fact and fiction, key events, significant individuals and come to appreciate the legacies of these ancient societies. 
Areas of Study / Historical Knowledge and Understanding

  • Historiography
  • Ancient Rome  

Historical Skills

  • Sequence historical events and developments 
  • Use historical terms and concepts
  • Identify and locate relevant sources, using ICT and other methods
  • Identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources
  • Locate, compare, select and use information from a range of sources as evidence
  • Identify and describe points of view, attitudes and values in primary and secondary sources
  • Develop texts, particularly descriptions and explanations that use evidence from a range of sources that are acknowledged
  • Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies
  • Take notes in own words

History Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 7, students suggest reasons for change and continuity over time. They describe the effects of change on societies, individuals and groups. They describe events and developments from the perspective of different people who lived at the time. Students explain the role of groups and the significance of particular individuals in society. Students sequence events and developments within a chronological framework, using dating conventions to represent and measure time. When researching, students develop questions to frame an historical inquiry. They identify and select a range of sources and locate, compare and use information to answer inquiry questions. They examine sources to explain points of view and when interpreting sources, they identify their origin and purpose. Students organise and present their findings to develop texts, use historical terms and concepts, incorporate relevant sources and acknowledge their sources of information.