In Term 3, we will be exploring elements of our past and the stories that create history. There are many resources available on the internet and it is important that we learn to use them critically (not trust everything we read). We will be experimenting with two tools that help us organise and share on-line resources : EduClipper and Diigo.
Both these tools allow us to share a resource or site with our class mates, tag it (more on that later) and make comments on what we think about the information it provides. All students have accounts for both services.
History can be interpreted differently by different people. When looking at any new resource, it is important to consider:
What do you know about the person who created this source?
• position in society
• religious background.
What was life like when this source was created?
• significant events
• political environment
• common prejudices
• social norms.
What is the creator’s purpose? Why did they create this work?
Was it to:
• influence people?
• sell something?
• tell their version of events?
Source : State Library of Victoria : http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/learn-skills/research-skills/select-resources/question-text