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Learning Framework


Evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability


Students understand that opportunities and constraints in time, place and space may determine the nature of a peoples culture.


  • Questioning and researching
  • Analysing
  • Evaluating
  • Communicating and reflecting

Resource Key

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 LEVEL 1: ‚Äč
brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

Background information

The term civilisation basically means the level of development at which people live together peacefully in communities. Ancient civilisation refers specifically to the first settled and stable communities that became the basis for later states, nations, and empires.


  Ancient civilisations for kids
This website includes the following ancient civilisations: Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient India, and Ancient China.

 Daily life in ancient civilsations for kids
This website includes the following ancient civilisations: Mespotamia (Sumer, Babylon, Assyria), Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient China, Ancient India, The Mayan Empire, and The Aztec Empire.

  The spread of people to Australia
This article explains where the First Australians came from and when.

  Ancient and lost civilsations
This is an index to various ancient civilisations: Egypt, Australia, China, Europe, India, Mesoamerica, and the Middle East.

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