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History as commemoration

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Commemoration remembering and marking your past makes an important contribution to our sense of community. This free course, History as commemoration, considers ways in which written texts, memorials, letters and photographs can all serve to commemorate events, people and values we wish to remember from our past.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • develop an understanding that history is selective, that is, that history books tell us what historians have selected rather than everything that happened;
  • gain a critical view of the meaning and role of ‘facts’ in history.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Updated Friday 11th December 2015
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Heritage
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History as commemoration

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Commemoration – remembering and marking your past – makes an important contribution to our sense of community. Written texts, memorials, letters and photographs can all serve to commemorate events, people and values we wish to remember from our past.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in Arts and Humanities [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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