Why people interpret history differently
Which section of text did you choose?
A British Colony
Cape Town expands
Record the names of your two letter writers (historical sources) and briefly describe their lifestyles and attitudes: :
Briefly explain why the two letter writers represented the same event differently:
Do you think history is neutral and objective? Explain your answer.
What factors influence your memories of people, places and events?
What do you think about the following statement? History is in the past! We should forget it and focus on the future. It’s a waste of time and money to conserve natural and cultural resources such as nature reserves, old buildings, historical objects, pictures and documents.
Record you own thoughts and then discuss this statement with others in class.