Year 8 Classroom Resources
Year 8 Level Description (australian curriculum)
The ancient to the modern world
The Year 8 curriculum provides a study of history from the end of the ancient period to the beginning of the modern period, c.650– 1750 AD (CE). This was when major civilisations around the world came into contact with each other. Social, economic, religious and political beliefs were often challenged and significantly changed. It was the period when the modern world began to take shape.
The content provides opportunities to develop historical understanding through key concepts, including evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability. These concepts may be investigated within a particular historical context to facilitate an understanding of the past and to provide a focus for historical inquiries.
Key inquiry questions
A framework for developing students’ historical knowledge, understanding and skills is provided by inquiry questions through the use and interpretation of sources. The key inquiry questions for Year 8 are:
Economics and Business
Civics and Citizenship
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
Personal and Social Capability
Cybersafety: Resources and Lesson Plans for lower secondary: http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Schools/Teacher%20resources/Lower%20secondary.aspx
(ACDSEH011) (ACDSEH060) (ACDSEH061) (ACDSEH062)
Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia
Behind the Brands: Explores corporate responsibility and ethical business: https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/resources-for-teachers/classroom-resources/behind-the-brands/