Interpretations is one of the concepts that is specific to history and that makes it distinct as a subject. Children must understand that history is not black and white but rather shades of grey. There are no right answers but rather different versions of the truth. This concept recognizes both the subjective nature of historical evidence and the validity of multiple narrators. Children need to understand that primary evidence including oral history is not necessarily objective but depends on why the account was created. They also need to be aware that the different stories about the same event can both be true depending on the point of view of the narrator. This concept considers the reliability of evidence looking at fact, bias or point of view.

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  • Remembering Agincourt: Bilingual Enquiry

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    Do they learn about Agincourt in France? 2015 was a year of anniversaries. As part of our funded commemoration projects surrounding the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, we have commissioned an enquiry looking at the battle and how it has been remembered, particularly aimed at pupils in years...

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