Depth study 1 – investigating the ancient past

A document to support the teaching and learning about how historians and archaeologists investigate history, including excavation and archival research.

This resource has been designed to support teachers by providing a range of tasks based on syllabus content. Tasks can be incorporated into context driven teaching and learning programs in full or can be used to supplement existing programs.

Key inquiry questions

  • How do we know about the ancient past?
  • Why and where did the earliest societies develop?
  • What emerged as the defining characteristics of ancient societies?
  • What have been the legacies of ancient societies?


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from History K-10 (2012) Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

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