chapter  9
17 Pages

Creativity, connectivity and interpretation

ByJon Nichol

The British government includes Interpretation as one of the six dimensions of the English National Curriculum for History (ENCH):

1 Chronological understanding 2 Cultural, ethnic and religious diversity 3 Change and continuity 4 Cause and consequence 5 Significance 6 Interpretation

a Understanding how historians and others form interpretations. b Understanding why historians and others have interpreted events, people

and situations in different ways through a range of media. c Evaluating a range of interpretations of the past to assess their validity

(Department for Education 2011).