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Year 7

Above satisfactory

Reflection: The legacy of Rome

Summary of task

Students were asked to reflect on the legacy of ancient Rome for modern society, and write a response as part of an end-of-unit task. They were asked to make connections between the ancient and modern worlds, incorporate images in their texts, and to consider the validity of the notion that ‘The Romans used and adapted their environment in ways that made life easier and were ahead of their time’. The task was completed in class in one 60-minute lesson.

Achievement standard

By the end of Year 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. They identify past events and developments that have been interpreted in different ways.

Students sequence events and developments within a chronological framework, using dating conventions to represent and measure time. When researching, students develop questions to frame a 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. When interpreting sources, they identify their origin and purpose. Students develop texts, particularly descriptions and explanations. In developing these texts and organising and presenting their findings, they use historical terms and concepts, incorporate relevant sources, and acknowledge their sources of information.

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