Construction of modern histories – JFK cold case

A learning sequence where students explore the different types of histories, including narrative history, biography, social and cultural history.

A close investigation is undertaken to examine the issues of evidence and interpretation and how historians in the make sense of the abundance of source materials when constructing an historical account. These themes and issues of the syllabus are taught explicitly and also explored and integrated into a study of the JFK Assassination.

Focus questions

  • What types of history do we have and how do historians construct their histories.
  • How can these issues be explored in the study of the JFK Assassination.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Modern History Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017

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