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Teaching Pistols at dawn: Why there's more to duelling than what's seen on our screens

Pistols at dawn: Why there's more to duelling than what's seen on our screens

Duelling has gone down in history as a rather quaint and misunderstood practice, a butt of the joke in historical comedies and references. However, duelling was once not only common but considered the pinnacle of honour and bravery, an event that could change one’s reputation - and indeed end one’s life - in a pull of a trigger.\n\n

Ryna Ordynat, PhD Candidate in History, Monash University
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What are the modern misconceptions about duels?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3
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