Curriculum Guide

Year 8 - History

Course Overview

The history studied is from the end of the ancient period to the beginning of the modern period, c.650 AD (CE) – 1750. Students study broad patterns of historical change, including the transformation of the Roman world and the spread of Christianity and Islam. They learn about key features of the medieval age and the emergence of ideas about the world and the place of people in it, during this period. Students develop valuable critical thinking skills of analysing, interpreting and drawing conclusions by examining historical sources. 

Students are encouraged to participate in an excursion at a cost of approximately $15 for transport and/or entry fees. 


Humanities and Social Sciences



Duration of the Course

1 Semester

Contact Information

Paul van Deth

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Year 8 - History