SituationNoir said:I beg to differ. Historiography is used in the first assessment task at my school QUITE heavily. We have to back up most of our source analysis with relevent quotes etc. So...yeah. Considering that majority of schools are saying you SHOULD have historiography, I'd say its quite important.
If your teacher has set that then that's what you have to do.
I have been marking the HSC for 16 years and for most of that time I have marked WWI and historiography isn't needed in the WWI section. In the Personalities this year I gave full marks to as many responses with historians as responses without (in fact this year's personality question was often badly done when students used historiography because they had lots of quotes and no engagement with the given quote) - prepared answers stood out a mile and did a bad job for the most part!
I will repeat that in the HSC exam WWI doesn't require additional historians. You can spend a lot of time learning them if you wish but the next school along could get full marks for all their students without them.
Unlike Ancient History where the syllabus specifies the use of both ancient and modern historians the Modern History syllabus doesn't specify the use of historians which is why students can, and many do, get very high marks without the naming of any historians at all.