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    • SAUCY QUESTIONS ?! REVISION – How to answer source questions!
    • Types of Source questions 1. Extract – Where you simply have to say what is in the source. 2. Accuracy/Utility– You need to say how truthful a source is: content/origin/purpose . 3. Conclusions: Use the sources to debate a particular issue. 4. Purpose – You need to say why the source was written and who for. 5. Compare/ Difference – This might be to your own knowledge or to anther source.
    • Spot the question type! For each of these questions work out what type of question it is (they are alongside to remind you): QUESTIONS 1) What does source A tell us about the reasons why Britain went to war in 1914? (3 marks) • Extract 2) Why was the poster in source O distributed in Britain in 1915? Use information Source O and your own knowledge to answer the question (6 marks) 3) How Accurate is the view in Source F of Hitler’s aims of foreign policy? • Accuracy / Explain your answer by referring to the purpose of the source as well as Utility using its content and your own knowledge. (6 marks) 4) How useful is Source P to an historian studying the Western front in WW1? Use Source P and your own knowledge. (6 marks) • Conclusions 5) How does the content of Source C and D differ? (6 marks) • Purpose 6) Do you agree with the interpretation given in Source K about the life of Black Americans in the 1920s? Explain your answer by referring to the • Comparison / purpose of the source as well as using its content and your own knowledge. (10 marks) Similarity
    • The Five Ws As soon as you get any sources you should do the following to each of them (write on the question paper):  WHO – Who wrote the source (nationality)  WHEN – When was the source written? (Primary or Secondary?)  WHAT – What is the source (textbook, letter, speech?)  WHY – Why was it written? (Purpose of the Source)  WHERE – Where does the source fit into what you know? Does it agree with what you know or is it bias?
    • SAMPLE QUESTION Question How useful is Source A to an historian studying the causes of World War 2? Use Source A and your own knowledge. (6 marks) Start with the five W! Then write your answer (for six marks you should be aiming for about ½ to ¾ of a side in 6-7 minutes!  ALWAYS use a quote/ facts from the Sources.  ALWAYS use your own knowledge/ FACTS - esp. when it says ‘use your own knowledge’  ATBQ (= 'answer the bloody Source A – A political cartoon appearing in a British question') newspaper of 1935 during the Ethiopian Crisis. The man lifting the lid to the world is the Italian dictator Mussolini.
    • How the examiner marks it! Level 1: EITHER Accepts the content of the source at face value OR Generalised or learned response which could apply to any source (1-2) Level 2: EITHER Simple comments on the usefulness or the limitations of the source based on information in the source and/or own knowledge OR Simple comments on the usefulness or the limitations of the source in terms of provenance or reliability or bias (NB – Use 5 th mark for answers that attempt several aspects - usefulness, limitations, own knowledge – but at undeveloped level) ( 3-5) Level 3: Develops an argument about the usefulness/limitations of the source using the source and/or own knowledge (6-7)