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Stage 2 | Subject outline | School assessment | Assessment Type 2: Connections
Assessment Type 2: Connections (20%)
Students produce at least two connections tasks, which together comprise a maximum of 2000 words, or equivalent in oral or multimodal form. This assessment type has a focus on researching and making connections in one or more of the following contexts:
- between different ancient societies
- between an ancient society and a contemporary society
- between an ancient society and another society
- within an ancient society.
At least one connections task should focus on the ideas and innovations that emerged from the ancient world and include consideration of their influence.
A connections task could include, for example:
- an interpretation of how the artwork on pottery represents social roles and responsibilities in different societies
- a comparison of the forms and purposes of gardens in Babylon and Rome
- a comparison of approaches to the conservation and/or preservation of two ancient sites
- a comparison of the themes of Roman and Chinese poetry
- research into the significance of ancient sites to contemporary communities
- research into the influence of one or more classical works on a 19th-century poet
- a multimedia presentation discussing how classical myths and legends have influenced or are represented in one contemporary film
- a report on an architectural field trip analysing how contemporary buildings have been influenced by ancient civilisations
- a comparison of the roles and responsibilities of slaves in two different societies.
For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning in relation to the following assessment design criteria:
- knowledge and understanding
- research and analysis