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ACHASSI157

Analyse primary sources and secondary sources to identify values and perspectives on people, actions, events, issues and phenomena, past and present

Elaborations

  • recognising that limited evidence can sometimes give useful insights into the power structures of a society (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • using strategies to detect whether a statement is factual or an opinion, including identification of 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') (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • identifying the perspective in a historical source (for example, the saying of Confucius, ‘women and underlings are especially difficult to handle’) and discussing the values and attitudes of the society that produced it (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • identifying different perspectives about a past or current issue and suggesting influences or circumstances that may have informed these perspectives (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • analysing how information can be used selectively to persuade citizens (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • identifying and distinguishing points of view of different individuals and groups about a public issue (for example, the development of wind turbine farms, a contentious residential development by a large company, the corporate harnessing of water in a developing country) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)

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