- Who writes history?
- Where does their information come from?
- Define primary and secondary sources.
- How do you evaluate sources to see if they are reliable and valid?
Read this article on the reliability of sources and discuss with your table group. Give examples of good and bad news sources.
Part 2: We will be looking at sources – using these as a basis for a factual essay. First you will need to be able to analyse them using origin, purpose, perspective, value and limitations.
First – basic questions we ask ourselves about something in history
- Who, What, Why, Where, When & How? These help us gather information from SOURCES – These can be ‘Primary’ and ‘Secondary’
- Try to get as much information as possible using a political cartoon source from the handout (Document 1)
- A wide range of sources are used by historian, written, visual and artefacts. We will be looking at and using different sources.
- Info on primary and secondary
- Introduction using these sources with an extra P for Perspective! See powerpoint
- Find a political cartoon from any place or time.
- Print it at the centre of an A4 paper, with enough space to write around it
- Annotate the OPPVL of your cartoon
- Let’s try again, but with more detail