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ACHASSI156

Examine primary sources and secondary sources to determine their origin, purpose and reliability

Elaborations

  • considering relevance and validity when choosing sources and gathering data and information about historical, geographical, social, economic and business issues or events (for example, the relevance of documents written at the time of an event; the validity of personal observations made during fieldwork) (Skills: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • differentiating between primary sources in history (those from the time of the event/person/site being investigated) and secondary sources (those that represent later interpretations) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • comparing the different types of primary sources appropriate to history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics and business, and explaining reasons for the differences (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • identifying who in a source is conveying information about a past or present event and suggesting whose voice may be absent (for example, women, children, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, slaves, religious leaders) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • using a range of methods to determine the origin, purpose and reliability of different sources, such as determining when the source was written, why it was written and by whom (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • discussing the difficulties in identifying the origin and purpose of some sources (for example, the Kimberley Bradshaw paintings) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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