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Perspectives

A point of view about an event or issue; a person’s perspective is often in influenced by their knowledge, culture or beliefs.

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Continuity and Change

An appreciation of the fact that while some aspects of a society stay the same over time (continuity), others will develop and transform (change).

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Cause and Effect

The link between what causes an action and the outcome of that action; an appreciation of the fact that events that take place (both short-term and long-term) are linked and can have impacts on people and places for many years to come.

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Evidence

The information or clues gathered from a historical source; evidence can be used to support a hypothesis (theory) or prove it wrong.

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Empathy

The ability to understand another person’s point of view, way of life, or decisions by taking their special circumstances and values into consideration.

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Significance

The importance given to a particular historical event, person, development or issue.

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Contestability

An appreciation of the fact that some historians may challenge or dispute particular interpretations of historical sources, historical events or issues put forward by other historians.