Using Historical Sources as History Teaching and Learning Materials: Are Students Ready to Explore?
The purpose of this study is to examine the level of readiness amongstudents in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes in using historical resources as history teaching and learning materials in secondary schools. The design of this study is a quantitative research that uses survey method involving a total of 521 form four students from secondary schools using simple random sampling technique. The questionnaire are used in this study which has been verified by the content expert dan has a good realiability value. The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics such as MONOVA and Correlation Pearson using "IBM SPSS Statistics”version 24.The findings of this study indicate that the level of readiness amongsecondary history students in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes in using historical resources as teaching and learning materials are at moderate level. Beside that, school location influences the level of readiness and there a relationship between levels of readiness with school location among students.Implication of this study can help history teachers know the level of their student knowledge, skills and attitudes toward using historical sources before carrying out in their lessons.