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VCE Ancient History Workshop


WARFARE: Changing societies at war

This workshop will engage students in interpreting and handling artefacts of war (arrowheads, daggers, helmets and shields), to discover the social, political and economic realities and mythological paradigm of ancient Greek warfare. 

Students will be provided with knowledge processing tools and Socratic discussion circles will be organised for students to assess the significance of warfare and its role in and impact on; ancient Greek identity, civic life, institutions, organisations and relations among states. This workshop will highlight the Persian Wars and Athenian imperialism as a case study, and support students to investigate the causes, impacts and consequences of these wars. The development of military technology and tactics, ideals of warfare and a discussion about the broader nature of war in the minds of the ancients will contextualise the case study.

Note: This workshop is an excellent companion and entry point to the Peloponnesian War Workshop designed for Unit 4. It is recommended to engage students with this workshop in Ancient Histories Unit 3-4 Area of Study 1 and then book the Peloponnesian War workshop for area of study 2.

 
Ideal for: Year 12 students (Unit 3-4 Ancient Histories Area of study 1 Greece: The political, social and economic elements of living in an ancient society)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Delivery: On-site at the Hellenic Museum

Cost: $15 per student