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Identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources (ACHHS209)

Elaborations
  • responding to questions about photographs, artefacts, stories, buildings and other sources to explain the past such as: ‘Who wrote/produced this?’ ‘When?’ ‘Why?’ ‘What does it show about the past?’
  • discussing the difficulties in identifying the origin and purpose of some sources (for example, the Kimberley Bradshaw paintings)
  • differentiating between primary sources (those from the time of the event/person/site being investigated) and secondary sources (those that represent later interpretations)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Historical sources,  Composers (Texts)

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