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Draw conclusions about the usefulness of sources


  • 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 (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • distinguishing between a fact (for example, ‘some gladiators wore helmets’) and an opinion (for example, ‘all gladiators were brave’) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • 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') (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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