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 two societies in focus:

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.

The Angkor/Khmer Empire (c.802 – c.1431)
Japan Under the Shoguns (c.794-1867)
A colourful watercolour showing the mountainous coastline of Tahiti. The mountains are shades of grey, blue and purple. The sky has billowing clouds.The shore is dotted with vegetation. In the foreground, two figures row a long canoe along the coast. The canoe is carrying something, although it's unclear what it is.
Polynesian Expansion across the Pacific (c.700-1756)