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History / Year 7 / Historical Skills / Analysis and use of sources

Curriculum content descriptions

Draw conclusions about the usefulness of sources (ACHHS211)

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 a fact (for example, ‘some gladiators wore helmets’) and an opinion (for example, ‘all gladiators were brave’)
  • using strategies to detect whether a statement is fact or opinion, including word choices that may indicate an opinion is being offered (for example, the use of conditionals might, could, and other words such as believe, think, suggests)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Historical sources,  Judgement

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