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NOTE: Material will progressively be made available after the standards have been confirmed and material becomes available. In the meantime we suggest that you also peruse the Level 2 and Level 3 material available for Classical Studies on this site.

Possible concept-based approaches:

  • Conflict and art and aesthetics in the context of Athens in the 5th century BCE Contexts: Perikles as a political figure or the Peloponnesian War as a political event, Greek theatre (tragedy or comedy), the development of Red Figure vase painting or 5th century BCE Athenian art and architecture, Greek religion or the philosophy of Socrates as ideologies.
  • Conflict and culture and identity in the context of Augustan Rome Contexts: Augustus as a political figure, Virgil’s Aeneid, Augustan art and architecture, Roman religion as an ideology.
  • Citizenship and society and empire and power in the Roman Empire (Tiberius to Hadrian) Contexts: An emperor as a political figure (for example, Nero, Domitian, Hadrian), Juvenal’s satires, Roman imperial art and architecture, Eastern religions or Greek philosophies as ideologies
  • Empire and power and culture and identity Contexts: Alexander the Great as a political figure, Arrian or Plutarch on Alexander, Alexander’s Oriental Policy as an example of an ideology, Hellenistic art and architecture

Reference TKI (August 13, 2010), Possible programme structures retrieved http://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/Social-sciences/Classical-studies/Learning-programme-design/Possible-programme-structures, 12th January 2012.