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From the Mists of Time: Appearance, Progress and Fall of Civilisations

Students discuss what civilisations are, how they are built and the factors driving their progress and fall. Engaging with museum collections, artefacts and case studies, students investigate the defining and contested themes of civilisation such as: agriculture, technology, urbanisation, law, specialisation of labour, slavery, social stratification, expansionism, monuments, symbolic and cultural systems of communication (including writing) and globalisation.

Workshop Duration


Cost per Student

Learning Areas

1 hour 30 minutes

30 students


History, Geography, Visual Arts, Civics and Citizenship, English


Ethical Capability
Intercultural Capability
Personal and Social Capability
Critical and Creative Thinking

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