Year 10 Classical Studies - Terrible Greeks and Rotten Romans

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Wright

Welcome to Year 10 Classics! 

This course introduces you to the Ancient world. You will develop a better understanding of our modern world by studying Ancient Greece and Rome and learning about the basis of our society. You will learn to think critically about the world around you and our society, develop a growth mindset and improve your literacy skills. We encourage students to think outside the box, be creative and follow their interests. This course is student centered and provides a great foundation for 11CLAA and 11CLAL. 

Classical Studies is offered at years 11, 12 and 13. It is a literacy subject and is university approved. 


Greek Mythology - This unit introduces you the exciting, interesting, violent and unexpected stories of Greek mythology. You will learn about the Olympian Gods, minor gods and goddesses and the weird myths that were used like fairy tales, to reinforce society norms. 

Daily life - Learn about the daily life of a typical Ancient Greek or Roman. Clothing, education, slavery and food - such as mice kebabs, a fast food favourite of the Ancient Romans, are all included. 

Hercules - Compare the Greek hero Hercules to the Disney movie Hercules and see how Greek heroes have influenced later heroes and are adapted to suit a modern audience. 

Pompeii - Watch the documentaries by Mary Beard about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the city of Pompeii which was buried by ash in 79 A.D. and later accidently discovered in 1748. Learn all about normal daily life and examine artifacts such as jewelry to learn more about the ancient world. 

If you have any questions, please see Miss Wright in room 21 or Mrs Therkleson in the deans' centre. 


Year 11 Classical Studies - Ancient Mythologies, Year 11 Classical Studies - Love, Revenge and Murder, Year 11 Geography - Disaster and Conflict, Year 11 Geography - Explore and Experience, Year 11 History - Adolf Hitler: Monster, Madman or Military Genius?, Year 11 History - Black Lives Matter, Year 11 Media Studies - Lights, Camera, Action, Year 11 Media Studies - Millenial Media Me, Year 11 Media Studies - What are you watching?, Year 11 Social Studies - "The Times They Are A-Changin", Year 11 Social Studies - CSI Social Studies

Contributions and Equipment

All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors for all classes

Specific requirements for this class are:
1 Scrapbook OR 1B8 Exercise Book
Students will need a notebook or laptop computer for the research required in this course.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry.

Pathway Tags

Academic librarian, Archaeologist, Archivist, Broadcast Journalist, Civil Service Administrator, Politician, Editor, Information Specialist, Curator, Lawyer, Researcher, Museum Specialist, Archivist, Librarian, Museum Educator, Media, Marketing, Public Relations Professional, Advertising, Proof Reader, Fact Checker (Publishing), Documentary Film Makers, Historians, Genealogists, Author, Teacher.

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