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Content description ACHHS209

History / Level 7 / Historical Skills / Analysis and use of sources
Content description
Identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources
  1. 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?’
  2. discussing the difficulties in identifying the origin and purpose of some sources (for example the Kimberley Bradshaw paintings)
  3. differentiating between primary sources (those from the time of the event/person/site being investigated) and secondary sources (those that represent later interpretations)
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Cross-curriculum priorities
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
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