1. Work out a system of retrieving and saving your work from one location to the next and from one day to the next.

Suggestions:

  • Use a dedicated flash drive with a folder and docs on it
  • Use the cloud Google docs to store material in one location irrespective of which computer you are using.

    Or

    Here's a link to "Getting Started.pdf" in my Dropbox:https://www.dropbox.com/s/0fvql5x72mf515s/Getting%20Started.pdf
  • Create a wikispace for yourself to store material www.wikispaces.com
  • Email yourself after each session

2. Acknowledge every source of information and if it is an internet source always record the date retrieved

3. Cut and paste information that seems relevant to your research on to a word document, select all, change the font size

to about 9pt and reduce the margins to allow for your comments. This is allows you to process the content.

Also copy and paste the url on to the header, add the date accessed or retrieve

  • Print and place in a folder around the people that you are going to access perspectives for.


    You need to be able to write about:


    THE EVENT


    THE WAY THAT IT HAS BEEN CONTESTED - THE ARGUMENTS, THE DIFFERENT VIEWS


    THE PERSPECTIVES OVER TIME: This could be

    • perspectives at the time of the event eg newspapers, primary documents

    • perspectives of participants - winners and losers

      • perspectives as recorded by the victors at the time

        • perspectives 25 years after the event

        • perspectives 75 years after the event