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YR10 Elective History Museum Tour

This challenging and thought-provoking program develops students’ skills in historical research and critical thinking, and their appreciation of history as a study of human experience. Students are asked to investigate, as historians, this infamous event, examining evidence from various primary and secondary sources. They watch a film made in 1939, which outlines the facts of the case as they were understood at that time. Then, using other documentary evidence, students evaluate the film’s reliability as a source for their inquiries and discuss perspectives presented by the media of the time. Students explore, examine and evaluate artefacts and documents relating to the case (including forensic evidence found during the criminal investigation), learning how a wide range of sources provides the evidence required to pursue a historical inquiry.