• 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?

Part 1:

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

Part 3: