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

RATING: ****

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

HOW WILL I DO IT? (PROCESS):

  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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