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History / Year 8 / Historical Skills / Analysis and use of sources

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Curriculum content descriptions

Draw conclusions about the usefulness of sources (ACHHS154)

Elaborations
  • recognising that, while evidence may be limited for a particular group of people, such evidence can provide useful insights into the power structures of a society
  • distinguishing between fact (for example, ‘The Moai were constructed on Easter Island (Rapa Nui)’) and opinion or interpretation (for example, ‘The Moai on Easter Island (Rapa Nui) are representations of gods’)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Historical sources,  Judgement

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