Research using secondary sources

Where the answer is found using secondary sources. This is usually where it is impossible or unsafe for pupils to answer with first hand enquiries. This enquiry helps them evaluate sources, distinguish between fact and opinion and recognise conflicting evidence and bias.

Across the year groups, there are lesson suggestions for developing the skill of Research using secondary sources from Year 1-11.

Definition adapted from ‘It’s not fair - or is it?’ (Turner, Keogh, Lawrence & Naylor, 2011)


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