By Kate Cameron, Jennifer Lawless, Carmel Young

This book offers a variety of approaches to the featured topics and a range of engaging activities designed to stimulate and encourage students' understanding of the ancient past and how it is represented.
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The Nature of Ancient History

  • Investigation of Ancient Sites and Sources
  • Historical Authentication and Reliability
  • Representation of the Ancient Past
  • Preservation, Conservation and Reconstruction of Ancient Sites
  • Cultural Heritage and the Role of Museums
  • Treatment and Display of Human Remains

Case Studies

  • Tutankhamun's Tomb
  • Thera
  • Troy
  • The Roman Games
  • Boudicca
  • Ancient Australia
  • Persepolis
  • Masada
  • Palmyra and the Silk Road

Features of Ancient Societies

  • Death and Funerary Customs: Old Kingdom Egypt
  • Women: New Kingdom Egypt and Classical Greece
  • Slavery: Greece and Rome
  • Weapons and Warfare: Assyria and Rome
  • Power and Image: New Kingdom Egypt and Persia

The authors have extensive experience in supporting teachers and students of history, through their successful publications and professional development activities. Their contributions to history have been recognised in a number of prestigious awards for research, writing and teaching.

Kate Cameron taught history in schools and lectured in the Teacher Education Program at Macquarie University. Kate was formerly Senior Assessment Officer HSIE at the NSW Board of Studies, managing the development of HSC examinations. Kate regularly provides professional learning programs and materials for history teachers.

Jennifer Lawless taught history in schools, served as History Curriculum Consultant and lectured in History Education at Sydney, Macquarie and Western Sydney Universities. Jennifer formely held the position of HSIE (History) Inspector at the NSW Board of Studies/NESA, where she managed the development of history syllabuses.

Carmel Young taught history in schools and lectured in the History Curriculum Program in Education at the University of Sydney. Carmel has experience in history curriculum design and implementation at policy, higher education and classroom levels, and has delivered professional development workshops for primary and secondary history teachers across Australia.