Using this resource

This resource is aligned to the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 8 students. It adopts an inquiry learning approach that develops students’ skills in investigating Asia-Pacific societies in depth. Included in this resource are the three societies in focus:

  • The Angkor/Khmer Empire (c.802 – c.1431)
  • Japan under the Shoguns (c.794 – 1867)
  • The Polynesian expansion across the Pacific (c.700 – 1756)

Students will engage with a rich selection of sources and be challenged to draw their own conclusions and understanding about the changes from the end of the ancient period to the beginning of the modern period.