The new OCR specifications for Ancient History include a compulsory element on the Persian Empire, 559-465 BC. This is a period study focusing on the Persian Empire under Cyrus the Great, Cambyses II, Darius I and Xerxes I. While this is a potentially exciting development, it is also potentially daunting for those teachers who will be leading their students into the study of sources and phenomena that constitute relatively unchartered territory.
This INSET day is designed for teachers of GCSE Ancient History and those who are considering introducing it to their schools and colleges. It may be of relevance to those who are teaching other aspects of Persian history at A-level.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Court Room, 1st Floor, Senate House (London, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Tom Harrison; Peter Liddel
INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis / free / gratuito
Inscripción online / registration online / registrazione online
10.30-11 The Persian Empire, 559–465 BC: introducing the OCR component (James Renshaw and Alex Orgee [OCR])
11-11.45 Non-Greek sources for Persian history (Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones[Cardiff University])
12-12.45 The royal palaces (Lindsay Allen [KCL])
12.45-2.15 Lunch and visit to BM
2.15-3 Herodotus on Persia (Tom Harrison [University of St Andrews])
3-3.30 Cambyses in Egypt (Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones [Cardiff University])
3.45-4.15 Darius’ accession (Lindsay Allen [KCL])
4.15-4.45 Xerxes and the Persian wars (Tom Harrison [University of St Andrews])