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The Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies places specific emphasis on integrity andethical behaviour about the preparation of all written work submitted for academic assessment.Although your lecturers can provide you with information about reference techniques and guidelinesto avoid plagiarism, you also have a responsibility to fulfil in this regard. Should you at any time feelunsure about the requirements, you must consult your lecturers before you submit any assignment.You are guilty of plagiarism when you extract information from a book, article, web page or fellowstudent without acknowledging the source and submit it as your own work. In truth, you are stealingsomeone else’s property. You may not use another student’s work. You may not allow anyone to copyor use your work with the intention to submit it as his/her own. Students who are guilty of plagiarismwill forfeit all credit for the work concerned. Plagiarism is a serious violation of the University’sregulations and may lead to expulsion. The under-mentioned declaration must accompany writtenassignments. Your assignment will be cancelled and returned unmarked if you do not include a fullycompleted and signed declaration form. I (full names): Student number: Module: TMS3713 Declarethat… 1. I understand what plagiarism entails and am aware of the University’s policy in this regard.2. I declare that this assignment is my own, original work. Where I used someone else’s work,whether a printed source, the internet or any other source, I give the proper acknowledgement andinclude a complete reference list. 3. I did not use another current or previous student’s work,submitting it as my own. 4. I did not allow and will not allow anyone to copy my work with theintention of submitting it as his or her own work.Signature:N.BisimwaDate: 23/03/2021TMS3731 Assignment 1Question 1Historical sources and historical evidence: sources versus evidence Historical evidence is used toconstruct a picture of the past. The evidence the historians need to do this is in the form of sources.A source is anything which survives from the past or tells us about the past. A source is not the sameas evidence. A source becomes evidence if it is used to answer a question about the past. Sourcesmay be kept (or preserved) for historians to use because someone wanted to keep them. Peoplekeep notes or records of everything said in parliament. Sources can also be preserved by chance.Primary sourcesIn historical parlance, a primary source is a first source because it is something produced at the timean event took place. Primary sources always date back to the actual time in the past when the eventthey record, occurred. They are primary sources because they are based on what people saw, orheard, or created at the time. These primary sources may be in the form of words – such as a book,document or letter. They may be in the form of an illustration, such as a painting, engraving, map or

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