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# Source Based Skills Lesson

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### Source Based Skills Lesson

1. 1. SOURCE BASED SKILLS: INFERENCE AND RELIABILITY
2. 2. TODAY’S LESSON Re-cap Inference skills. How to draw inferences. Answering inference questions Re-cap Evaluation of Reliability skills. How to evaluate reliability. Answer evaluation of reliability skills. Practice Source-Based Questions.
3. 3. ACTIVITY She took the knife and walked towards him. There were no words to express how she felt. He had subjected her to a life of misery and now he was going to pay. What did she intend to do to him? How do you know?
4. 4. DRAWING INFERENCE Step 1: Identify what the question requires you to draw inferences about: For example: What does Source A tell you about the early history of Singapore?
5. 5. DRAW INFERENCE Step 2: Examine Source: What information is provided by the source? What can I infer from the source?
6. 6. PRACTICE Source A: A picture of Chinese coolies in Singapore, taken during the late 1800s to early 1900s. REMEMBER: For all questions about inference, you need to make 2 inferences: - Linked to the ‘context’ of the source. - Supported by evidence from the source. Study Source A: What does Source A tell you about the life of Chinese coolies in colonial Singapore?
7. 7. PRACTICE Source A: A picture of Chinese coolies in Singapore, taken during the late 1800s to early 1900s. Draft your answer: Answer the question: start with the topic statement. 2 paragraphs – Each containing the following: Point: Make your inference Evidence: Utilise relevant evidence from the source. Explanation: Explain how the evidence is linked to your inference. Study Source A: What does Source A tell you about the life of Chinese coolies in colonial Singapore?
8. 8. LORMS FOR INFERENCE L1/1 Based on provenance or source type (1 mark) - description L2/2 Inference w/o support (2 marks) L3/3-4 Inference with support (3-4 marks) 3 marks for 1 inference and 4 marks for 2 inferences.