Primary and Secondary Sources Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the kinds of historical sources used in the study of history. They will develop an awareness of the technical terminology used in the subject and their application in assessment items. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Readings


Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

Step 2: Answer the set questions by reading the following web page:


Option 2: Watching videos


Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet below:

Step 2: Answer the set questions by watching the following video:


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Extension Activities