Ancient History Essay 1 Answers

6 marks

  • For this question you will complete an outline which will serve as your plan for the essay.

For this essay, you are only required to use the evidence (including the quotes, images as sources) provided in the case study and OLS resources. Do not use any other sources.

Essay plan

  • Complete the outline for the body of your essay in the table provided on the next page.
    We have completed the outline for Point 1 to help you get started.

    If you have more points / sub points than the table provides, add them in yourself.

Hint: look through the various sub-headings in your Jericho A Case Study, for ideas to create your main points.

Point 1: permanent settlement

Sub-points:

I  changed forever the way humans lived

ii  worked longer and harder

iii developed much that became standard features of human life ever since

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Point 4: ………………………………………………………………………………     2 marks

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                                                                                                                                       25 marks

 

Now write your essay. Include an introduction and conclusion.

Here is the question again:

Explain the historical importance of the most significant features of Neolithic Jericho.

Only refer to the evidence provided in your learning materials and on the OLS to support your response.

 

Word length: between 800–1000 words.

Before you start your essay, you must read the Essay Preparation Tips at the end of the Case Study

CASE STUDY ATTACHED AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS

Marking criteria

Your answer will be assessed on your ability to:

  • present a sustained and logical argument in answer to the question, in your own words.
  • demonstrate an understanding of change and continuity
  • support your argument with a detailed analysis of relevant, accurate, historical information from your resource material
  • use historical terms and concepts appropriately.

 

PART 2

  • Writing an essay paragraph

Length: between 80 – 120 words

 

Take ONE of the subpoints from the essay introduction and your essay outline, and write an essay paragraph in answer to the question:

 

What do frescoes reveal about the society of ancient Thera?

 

Consider the following:

  • Remember, you are only writing about ONE of the three frescos named above.
  • The aim of your paragraph is to support your thesis statement. Don’t simply describe your chosen fresco; argue in support of your thesis – that your fresco reveals information about Theran society, their way of life. Your particular argument will depend on the fresco you choose.

            For example, if you choose to write about the Young Boxers, it wouldn’t be a good idea to try to prove the Therans’ deep connections to the sea, but you would certainly discuss pastimes, and that some interpreters also believe there is a class distinction between the two boys.

Now write your essay paragraph. Aim for around 80 – 120 words: