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ACHHS209

Identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources

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?’ (Skills: Literacy, 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, Personal and Social Capability)
  • differentiating between primary sources (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)

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