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Asking historical questions

Student activities

Task no. 1

Women with parasol

Analyse Source 1 and answer the below questions:

  • Who drew this picture? How do you know?
  • How old was the artist? How do you know?
  • Was the artist a man or woman? How do you know?
  • Who are the people shown in the picture? How do you know?
  • What details can you see in the picture? (e.g. clothing, makeup, jewellery)
  • Why did the artist draw this picture? Give reasons to support your answer.
  • When was the picture drawn (how long ago)? Why do you think this?

Task no. 2

Eugene von Guerard

Analyse source 2 and answer the below questions:

  • Who drew this picture? How do you know?
  • How old was the artist? How do you know?
  • Was the artist a man or a woman? How do you know?
  • Who is shown in the picture? How do you know?
  • What is the person in the picture doing? How do you know?
  • Why did the artist draw this picture? Give reasons to support your answer.
  • When was the picture drawn (how long ago)? What are your reasons?
  • Is the artist who drew Source 2 the same artist who drew source 1? How do you know?

Task no. 3

Johnny Kangatong

Analyse Source 3 and answer the below questions:

  • Who drew this picture? How do you know?
  • How old was the artist? How do you know?
  • Was the artist a man or a woman? How do you know?
  • Who is shown in the picture? How do you know?
  • What is the person in this picture doing? How do you know?
  • Why did the artist draw this picture? Give reasons to support your answer.
  • When was the picture drawn (how long ago)? What are your reasons?

Task no. 4

Landscapes

Analyse Source 4 and answer the below questions:

  • Who painted this picture? How do you know?
  • How old was the artist? How do you know?
  • Was the artist a man or woman? How do you know?
  • What is shown in this picture?
  • Why did the artist paint this picture? Give reasons to support your answer.
  • When was the picture drawn (how long ago)? What are you reasons?
  • Is the artist who drew Source 4 the same artist who drew Source 3? How do you know?