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Task Outline

Purpose

You are to conduct a Historical Inquiry to learn important research skills and to develop a greater knowledge and understanding of a significant event from Ancient Greek times.  You will later use this Inquiry to write a letter focusing on your event.

Task requirements

You are to use the accompanying template document on the portal to complete your Historical Inquiry.

On the template you are to complete the following sections:

  1. Focus Questions: questions to help guide your research.
  2. Research Notes: Structured notes in point form, in your own words, and organised under subheadings.
  3. Rationale: You are to provide a substantial paragraph rationale on your event and how it has shaped the modern world – whether it be positive or negative.
  4. Bibliography: All resources referenced correctly using the Hale School Reference Generator and listed alphabetically.

Research topics

You are to include research for all of the following topics. You can use a LibGuide, your text book and the internet to conduct your research.

 

TOPIC KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING REQUIRED
WHEN AND WHY?

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Try to find information about:

  • When your event took place; and
  • The circumstances/climate leading up to your event. Eg. culture, rulers, geographical location (Sparta/Athens etc), politics, religion.
WHO?

SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE

  • Who were the main ‘drivers’ of this event?
  • Find information around the background of these people eg. motivation, political bias, education, relationships etc

KEY EVENTS?

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

  • What took place during this event?
  • What was the outcome of this event?
HOW?

INFLUENCE

  • How did the event shape the history of Ancient Greece?
RATIONALE

LEGACY

This section is to be completed at the end of your Historical Inquiry. You are to provide a response to the questions below:

  • Why is this person relevant today?
  • How has this event shaped the modern world?

Significant events/Individuals

EVENT INDIVIDUAL
Battle of Thermopylae
Spartan soldier
Socrates trial
A student of Socrates
Golden Age
An Athenian politician
First Olympic Games
An athlete
Athenian plague
A mother of an infected child

Time allocation

Time Allocation – Approximately 7-9 lessons

1.      Overview instructions and organisation: 1 lesson

2.      Focus questions: 1 lesson            

3.      Research: Approximately 4-6 lessons

4.      Research printing and turn-it-in submission: 1 lesson

Note-making

This assignment is all about providing evidence of the following:

  • Devising focus questions suited to a historical inquiry
  • Note-making
  • Creating a bibliography

Set up your research template:

This is an essential step you must not miss. The research template should contain your focus questions, structured notes and bibliography. You are expected to copy your structured notes into a separate Word document and submit them to TurnItIn for analysis.