By Kate Cameron, Jennifer Lawless, Michelle Kennedy, Isobel Forrester & Denis Mootz

The HTA Ancient History Study Guide (new syllabus) is written for the NSW Ancient History Syllabus and addresses recent changes examined for the first time at the 2019 HSC. It presents detailed outlines for the most popular Ancient History topics and includes a wide range of maps, summary tables, diagrams and resource lists. The chapter dealing with the Core Study, Cities of Vesuvius - Pompeii and Herculaneum, is longer than usual and provides source activities and summary templates. The Personality chapters include approaches to the new Source Study.
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Core Study

  • Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum

Ancient Societies

  • New Kingdom Egypt society to the death of Amenhotep III
  • Bronze Age - Minoan Crete
  • Spartan Society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BC
  • Athenian society in the time of Pericles

Guide to the Personality Source Study

  • Hatshepsut
  • Akhenaten
  • Xerxes
  • Julius Caesar
  • Agrippina the Younger

Historical Periods

  • New Kingdom Egypt to the Death of Thutmose IV
  • The Greek World 500-440 BC
  • The Fall of the Roman Republic
  • The Augustan Age 44 BC-AD 14
  • The Julio-Claudians and the Roman Empire AD 16-69

Kate Cameron is a former history teacher of many years' experience and teacher educator, mainly at Macquarie University. She has co-authored several history textbooks and plays an active role in professional learning for teachers, presenting regularly at conferences and HSC Study Days.

Dr Jennifer Lawless is a former history teacher and teacher educator, mainly at the University of Sydney. She was Inspector for HSIE at the Board of Studies, has co-authored several history textbooks and presents regularly at HTANSW events. She currently leads Ancient History tours for Academy Travel.

Isobel Forrester is a teacher of Ancient History with more than 30 years' experience. She has a special interest in Ancient Rome and was a contributing author to HTANSW's first Ancient History Study Guide. Isobel currently teaches at Redeemer Baptist School.

Michelle Kennedy is an experienced history teacher and HSC marker and regular presenter at HTANSW conferences and HSC Study Days. She has contributed to syllabus development and program writing for NESA. She is currently Head of HSIE at North Sydney Girls High School.

Dr Denis Mootz is an archaeological and museum educator at Macquarie University. He is a former history teacher, HSC marker and teacher educator, mainly at the University of NSW. He has contributed to several history textbooks and presents regularly at conferences and HSC Study Days.