Senior Ancient History for Queensland
An inquiry approach to appreciating our ancient past for the new Queensland Ancient History syllabus.
Written explicitly for the new Queensland Ancient History syllabus by a highly experienced team of curriculum developers and practising teachers, Senior Ancient History for Queenslandcombines a source-based inquiry approach with selective narrative content to place each inquiry in context and bring history to life.
- The series covers the most popular topics in depth, plus all individuals from the People, Power and Authority unit, and provides flexible topic options to cover external assessment requirements.
- Activities are explicitly labelled and structured around the syllabus objectives which require students to use a range of cognitive processes – to Comprehend, Devise, Analyse, Synthesise, Evaluate and Create – ensuring they are building each of these essential skills.
- Extensive assessment support will help prepare students for both internal assessment and the new external assessment component of the syllabus. It includes chapter summaries, short-response questions, assessment-style extended-response questions, plus a dedicated digital assessment chapter with assessment-style questions and suggested responses.
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Complete PDF Textbook
Full PDF Textbook [PDF 86.7Mb]
PDF Textbook chapters
Preliminary pages [PDF 2.7Mb]
Chapter 1: Digging up the past [PDF 10.8Mb]
Chapter 2: Slavery in Roman society 753-133 BCE
Chapter 3: Weapons and warfare of the Vikings 700-1100 CE [PDF 5.7Mb]
Chapter 4: The family in Spartan society [PDF 2.6Mb]
Chapter 5: Beliefs, rituals and funerary practices in Egypt during the Ramesside period (19th and 20th Dynasties) [PDF 6.0Mb]
Chapter 6: Hatshepsut [PDF 4.5Mb]
Chapter 7: Akhenaten [PDF 3.0Mb]
Chapter 8: Agrippina the Younger [PDF 3.3Mb]
Chapter 11: Fifth-century Athens (BCE) [PDF 8.3Mb]
Chapter 12: Philip II and Alexander III of Macedon [PDF 4.9Mb]
Chapter 13: Early imperial Rome [PDF 4.3Mb]
Chapter 14: Pompeii and Herculaneum [PDF 6.6Mb]
Chapter 16: Ancient Rome: civil war and the breakdown of the Republic [PDF 5.3Mb]
Chapter 18: Rameses II [PDF 3.6Mb]
Chapter 19: Themistokles [PDF 4.0Mb]
Chapter 23: Augustus [PDF 4.3Mb]
Index [PDF 0.4Mb]
Digital only chapters
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Please note: the digital-only chapters will be added to the interactive textbook in 2019. If you have created annotations within the interactive textbook, their locations may be affected when the digital-only chapters are inserted.