Teacher in Charge: Mrs G. Fernandez
Classical Studies is about the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. The course is both challenging and exciting and is designed to interest students of different abilities and cultural backgrounds.
It focuses on:
Classical Studies is a suitable subject for students who enjoy variety in their learning. It is engaging and relevant for our students and the global world we live in.
It also helps develop skills, including:
Classical Studies therefore enhances personal growth and teaches knowledge and skills that are applicable to a wide range of occupations.
2022 COURSE OUTLINE:
INTRODUCTION - BELIEFS AND ROLE MODELS
• The powerful Olympian Gods and how they meddled in the life of humans.
ALL ABOUT A GOOD STORY AND WHAT WE LEARN FROM IT:
Examine the links between ancient Greek and Maori mythology, with a focus on the actions and achievements of Heracles and Maui and the values they teach to both classical and modern societies.
CLASSICAL ART AND ITS INTENDED PURPOSE:
Discover the amazing world of Classical art and architecture (OR classical artworks and buildings including the Roman Colosseum), the stories they tell and the methods they use in order to deliver messages of significance to both classical and modern societies.
This course may include a field trip.
DAYS OF THEIR LIVES:
Research and report on the beliefs and traditions that determined the relationships of Slaves and their masters and how slavery benefited classical societies.
ANOTHER ROTTEN ROMAN EMPEROR!
Learn about Emperor Nero (reign: 54-68 BC): His rise to power, what motivated his actions and crazy behaviour and how modern society (our students) can benefit from learning about Nero
"Classics is about building knowledge and developing critical thinking, not passing on information" Associate Professor of Classics, Canterbury University
NOTE: There may be an opportunity for Year 11 Classics students to join a tour to Greece and Italy in the future.
BHS Tour to Greece and Italy 2018
Sphinx – Delphi museum - Greece
Classical Studies students are well prepared to enter a wide range of careers and courses.
Our past students are now employed in a huge variety of careers. For example:
Marketing, digital technology, journalism, law, architecture, travel, broadcasting, publishing, human resources, art galleries & museums, teaching, theater/performance, banking, diplomatic service, and SO MANY MORE
Costs: Possibly $20-30 for field trip.
Stationery: Ring-binder, refill and clear copysafe pockets.