INQUIRY QUESTION: How much can we learn about the events of the past from art? (part 2)

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WHAT WILL I DO? (TASK): Reflect on the lessons that the Bayeux Tapestry (primary evidence) teaches us about how we should treat information.


  1. Consult (look at) your notes on the Bayeux Tapestry from the ANALYSE TASK earlier;
  2. Underneath your table of analysis, assess/evaluate/critique the usefulness of this primary source by writing a source reflection using three well-structured TEEL paragraphs that discuss the following:
  • There is a saying, ‘History is written by the victors’. What does this saying mean and how is it relevant to the Bayeux Tapestry? (contestability)
  • In what ways is the Bayeux Tapestry useful to historians? (usefulness)
  • How might this affect the way I watch the news, or read/watch content on the internet (Facebook, Snapchat etc.), or interpret art (paintings, photos, dances, dramatic performances)? (reflection)

SUCCESS CRITERIA: I SUCCESSFULLY drew and communicated conclusions about the usefulness of the Bayeux Tapestry in a source reflection that SHOWS:

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