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Why Study History? - American Historical Association

The shift from a SOSE/HSIE approach to the Australian curriculum:history in primary classrooms requires us to think clearly about the purpose of history.

 

This article examines the question, "Why Study History?" and may help primary teachers clarify what, why and HOW they will teach history in their classrooms.


Via Catherine Smyth
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Q1) History, at it's most base level, is the interpreting of past events. In your opinion, why is it important to study the past in our contemporary society? Make necessary reference to the text if need be. 

 

Q2) Personal bias is rife throughout all historical sources - both primary and secondary. Why must we try to be aware of, attempt to identify, and make apparent this fact?

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Modern History Source Analysis

Thomas Grainger, who received a 99.95 ATAR runs a web seminar on the secrets to analysing sources for HSC History.
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This video discusses sources in a historical context - what they are, what types there are, the bias they may contain and how to use them effectively.  As sources are crucial to understanding history (they are the very foundations for it), it is absolutely necessary to familiarise yourself with them. Use this video to either "brush up" on your already-acquired knowledge or to facilitate new learning. 

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