Year 12 Ancient History – Half Yearly Examinations Areas of study: Akhenaten Text 1: Chapter 4: Akhenaten Text 2: Chapter 13: Akhenaten and the Amarna Interlude Text 3: Chapter 3: Akhenaten by Jennifer Lawless



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Year 12 Ancient History – Half Yearly Examinations
Areas of study:
Akhenaten
Text 1: Chapter 4: Akhenaten

Text 2: Chapter 13: Akhenaten and the Amarna Interlude

Text 3: Chapter 3: Akhenaten by Jennifer Lawless


Topic areas

Text 1

Text 2

Text 3

Background and rise to prominence

Family background and evidence for early years

Marriage: queens and consorts


117-120

117

119, 121-122,

399-400

399-400

401




The career of Akhenaten
Titles and changes to his royal image over time


117-118
134-136

124

398-399

433-438




Early building program including East Karnak

Transfer of capital to Akhetaten: political and religious motives

Akhetaten: function and layout of the city


118

121-123

123

407-408

409-411

415-419

76-78
76-78

Religious policy: reforms, nature, importance and impact of Aten worship


123-132

402-405

65-68

Artistic innovations and development: representations of the Aten, Akhenaten and the royal family


132-133

412-415

69-70

Foreign policy: Syria-Palestine, Nubia


133-134

427-433

71-73

Changes to afterlife beliefs and funerary customs: royal and non-royal tombs


130-131

420-422




Role of Nefertiti and the issue of the co-regency

Role of the royal family




119, 121-122,


423-427

74-75



Sparta
Text 1: Chapter 2: Spartan society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BC

Text 2: Part 4: Spartan Society by Kathryn Welch

Text 3: Sparta by Robin Barrow



Topic areas

Text 1

Text 2

Text 3

The geographical setting

  • the geographical setting, natural features and resources of ancient Sparta

  • significant sites: Sparta





44-45


155-156




2 Social structure and political organisation

  • the issue of Lycurgus (the Great Rhetra)

  • roles and privileges of the two kings

  • government: ephorate, gerousia, ekklesia

  • social structure: Spartiates, perioeci, ‘inferiors’, helots

  • role of the Spartan army

  • control of the helots: the military, syssitia, krypteia

  • artisans, helots

  • educational system: agoge

  • role and status of women: land ownership, inheritance, education





47

61-62

62-64

47-49,

51-55
73-75

49, 54

65-66

50-51

55-61



168-171

168-171

174-175

177-179

180-183

172-173

Ch 2
Ch 7

Ch 7

Ch 3, 4
Ch 5

PP 42-44

3 The economy

  • land ownership: agriculture, kleroi, helots

  • technology: weapons, armour, pottery

  • economic roles of the periokoi (‘dwellers around’) and helots

  • economic exchange: use of iron bars, trade





48-49

73-75, 65

52-53



184-187

198-200




4 Religion, death and burial

  • gods and goddesses: Artemis Orthia, Poseidon, Apollo

  • myths and legends: Lycurgus and the Dioscuri



  • festivals: Hyakinthia, Gymnopaedia, Karneia

  • religious role of the kings

  • funerary customs and rituals




67-73

67-68

69
68-69

61-62

72

157-161
162-164

165-167

157-158
159-161




5 Cultural life

  • art: sculpture, painted vases, bone and ivory carving

  • architecture: Amyklaion, Menelaion, the Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia

  • writing and literature: Alcman and Tyrtaeus

  • Greek writers’ views of Sparta: Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Aristotle, Pausanias, Plutarch





70-71

70-71
67



191-194

204-205

153-154

Ch 6

6 Everyday life

  • daily life and leisure activities

  • food and clothing

  • marriage customs

  • occupations.





64-67


188-190
195-197




Remember the Chapter from the book edited by Dianne Hennesy…. Chapter on Sparta written by Jane and Bruce Dennett.





Human Society and its Environment

Year 12 Ancient History
Assessment Task 3

Half Yearly Examination

Topic:

Ancient History Higher School Certificate Course.

Due date:

Term II, Week 2.

Wednesday .May 2nd 2007.



Timing Details

Week 2: Week B

Class 1: Periods 1 and 2


Class 2: Periods 3 and 4 (This class will be quarantined during recess)

Weighting:

15/100 (Examination assessment component)

Principal Focus:

Ancient History Higher School Certificate Course to date.

Assessment Statements:

A student develops knowledge and understanding about:


  • people, places, societies and events in the context of their times

  • change and continuity over time

  • the process of historical inquiry

  • communicating an understanding of history




Assessment Criteria:

This external examination provides a measure of student achievement in a range of syllabus outcomes that can be reliably measured in an examination setting.
Marking is based upon fluent responses and an oral presentation that together demonstrate a knowledge and skills in the following areas:


  • Presenting findings of investigations, analysing and synthesising information from a range of sources both presented in th examination and drawn from the knowledge of the student

  • Communicating a knowledge and understanding of relevant developments and issues that shape the historical period, society or personality, using appropriate oral and written forms

  • Locating, selecting and organising relevant information form a variety of sources to investigate key developments, forces and issues of the historical period, society or personality

  • Describing and assessing significant developments, forces and issues that shaped the historical period, society or personality

  • Explaining the implications of relevant problems of evidence for reconstructing the history of the period, society or personality

  • Analysing and evaluating relevant sources for their usefulness and reliability

  • Explaining and evaluating differing perspectives and interpretations of the historical period, society or personality.




Task Description:
Duration: 2 hours

Reading time: 5 minutes.
Section I: Ancient Societies (25 marks)


    Candidates must attempt ONE question (Spartan society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BC)

    Each question will consist of four or five parts.

    A source will be provided for this question.



Section II: Personalities in Their Times (25 marks each –

50 marks in all)


    Candidates must attempt TWO questions. (Egypt: Akhenaten)(25 marks each)

    All questions will be in two or three parts, with the last part


    of the question worth 15 marks.


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