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Learning objectives

As the New Zealand Curriculum does not have achievement objectives for classical studies, learning objectives have been developed to describe the intended outcomes. These objectives are structured in two aspects:

  • Thinking critically about sources
  • Examining values

Students are expected to apply their knowledge to a planned classical studies situation or activity across all strands when applicable.

Progression in classical studies

Students’ progress in learning classical studies is demonstrated by their increasing ability to think critically about sources, apply their understandings in different contexts, and to examine and compare values. Students move from understanding ideas, to understanding relationships between ideas, to understanding complexity and diversity in aspects of ancient and modern societies. As students advance, they engage with more complex source material and develop more sophisticated thinking. They progress from:

  • exploring how social, political, artistic, and technological aspects of the classical world influenced the lives of ancient Greeks and Romans to understanding the relationship between these aspects, and then to analysing their complexity and diversity
  • exploring the links and lasting influences between the ideas and values of ancient Greeks and Romans and other cultures, including New Zealand, to analysing why they have enduring influence.

Guidelines that support programmes in classical studies

Indicators

Indicators are examples of the behaviours and capabilities that a teacher might expect to observe in a student who is achieving at the appropriate level. Teachers may wish to add further examples of their own.

Context elaborations

Context elaborations are possible contexts for learning, with a suggestion of how they might be used with the focus achievement objective.

The listed context elaborations are examples only. Teachers can select and use entirely different contexts in response to local situation, community relevance, and students’ interests and needs.

Assessment for qualifications

At the time of publication, achievement standards were in development to align them with The New Zealand Curriculum. Please ensure that you are using the correct version of the standards by going to the NZQA website.

The NZQA subject-specific resources pages are very helpful. From there, you can find all the achievement standards and links to assessment resources, both internal and external.

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Classical studies learning objectives

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

Level 6

Thinking critically about sources

Understand how social, political, artistic, and technological aspects of the classical world influenced the lives of Greeks and Romans living in those times.

Examining values

Understand that ideas and values of the classical world have influenced other cultures, including New Zealand.

Level 7

Thinking critically about sources

Understand the relationships between social, political, artistic, and technological aspects of the classical world and how these aspects influenced the lives of Greeks and Romans living in those times.

Examining values

Understand how and why ideas and values of the classical world have influenced other cultures, including New Zealand.

Level 8

Thinking critically about sources

Understand the complexity and diversity of social, political, artistic, and ideological aspects of the classical world and how these aspects influenced the lives of Greeks and Romans living in those times.

Examining values

Understand how and why ideas and values of the classical world have influenced other cultures, including New Zealand, over time.

Last updated July 16, 2015



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