Go back to the source
Suitable for primary and secondary school students.
From their pen... through their eyes... Historians observe, record and analyse the wartime experiences of the men and women who served.
Exploring primary sources, this program will give students the opportunity to look beyond the words of prominent historians and academics and examine what the soldiers thought of their own experience. By using a combination of uniforms, equipment, firsthand accounts, modern exhibitions, poetry, art and official records students will discover how to make judgments on the validity or the usefulness of sources as well as how they can influence historical study.
Go Back to the Source is predominantly a skills-based program that directly addresses core Historical Skills for secondary students in the new curriculum. Examples include:
- Identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources.
- Locate, compare, select and use information from a range of sources as evidence.
- Draw conclusions about the usefulness of sources.
- Identify and describe points of view, attitudes and values in primary and secondary sources.
- Evaluate the reliability and usefulness of primary and secondary sources. (Year 9)
- Identify and analyse different historical interpretations (including their own). (Year 9)
- Process and synthesise information from a range of sources for use as evidence in an historical argument. (Year 10)
Price $7.70 per student (incl. GST) Duration 1 hour Maximum number 60 students per hour Group size 15 Available 9 am – 3.30 pm