Mrs Bright’s 7H engaged in a task called the crime scene with Mrs Fogliani’s 7G class, which had an agenda of helping us learn more about Gaius Julius Caesar and his accomplishments,
We continued to explore deeper into Caesar’s remarkable life and the chain of events that lead to his throne and we ended up voyaging into a completely new way of evaluating.
This was called reliability and usefulness which we started on Monday Week Three. For reliability beginning with a “slightly cheesy example” which was “Mrs Bright’s Wonderful St Dominic’s College” novel, we studied key components such as: author, bias, source origin, agenda and perspective. To make a judgement on usefulness we studied the information we took out of the text. Overall it has been an amazing learning experience deepening our understanding and learning key life skills, all in just over a week.
The Story of Julius Caesar is a secondary source which means that is likely to have the correct information as the author has access to the many other sources of information. Dr Nicholas J Saunders has a doctorate in Archaeology as well as anthropology. This means that is not going to be biased as his purpose is to educate young people of the history and achievements of Julius Caesar. This also means that his perspective is not going to change the story. However, being a secondary source means that the author would have to rely on the accuracy of other sources which may mean that the information is be distorted. As the source origin is not of the country that this occurred in the information that the author had access to may also be a secondary source. Therefore, the story of Julius Caesar is moderately reliable source, it has many strengths which makes it a great source to learn more the history and achievements of Julius Caesar.