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Answering the 12 mark useful question

  1. 1. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 Answering the ‘Utility’ source question Hodder Education Revision Lessons Click to continue
  2. 2. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 Principles You are a policeman investigating a theft of gold. Two informers come to you: • One is an alcoholic who thinks he heard someone selling gold in a pub last night. • One is a jeweller who says he was offered the stolen pieces for sale yesterday, and that he has a name and address. Which informant is more useful … and why? Click to continue
  3. 3. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 Principles The jeweller’s is certainly the better information because of: 1. The information’s content His evidence is more precise and more accurate. 2. The information’s provenance He is the more credible witness – he has relevant expertise, and less reason to lie. Click to continue
  4. 4. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 You answer the ‘Utility’ question in much the same way! Click to continue
  5. 5. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 The ‘Utility’ question will refer to a source – like this: Source B A court-martial by the Bolshevik Army of the USSR in Louza, Poland, in 1920 Click to continue
  6. 6. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 Then it will ask you to evaluate the utility of the source, like this: ‘How useful is Source B for studying the success of the Red Army in the Russian Civil War?’ Note that it is asking you to evaluate what it tells you about the Red Army’s success. Click to continue
  7. 7. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 The mark scheme requires you to address two issues to earn the 10 marks for this question: rce u r so s. efe the r • How useful is the provenance? me ST bout e ti MU g a ut th ou yin o Y a ab es ow r u a u kn yo yo t ha cts w Note that thefa number of marks you get depends on how o t fully you explain your ideas, and prove them with facts! • How useful is the content? Click to continue
  8. 8. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 You are advised to spend 17 minutes maximum on this question. Click to continue
  9. 9. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 So, let’s begin with the CONTENT … What does the photo tell us about the Red Army? What ideas and facts might you mention here? Click to continue
  10. 10. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 So, let’s begin with the CONTENT … What does the photo tell us about the Red Army? LOTS of interesting things, which mirror what we know from our studies: •Court-martial (cf. Red Terror/Trotsky ’s discipline) •Workers (cf. the Soviets/workers ’ control of factories) •Role of women (cf. equality / women could be soldiers) YET lots of things it DOESN’T tell us: •Tactics and equipment, battles, atrocities, role of Trotsky Click to continue
  11. 11. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 So, let’s begin with the CONTENT … What does the photo tell us about the Red Army? Write your first paragraph, remembering that the number of marks you get depends on how fully you explain your ideas, and relate them to facts you know about the times. Click to continue
  12. 12. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 And now let’s go on to the PROVENANCE … How useful is this photo as a source of information? What ideas and facts might you mention here? Click to continue
  13. 13. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 And now let’s go on to the PROVENANCE … How useful is this photo as a source of information? LOTS to suggest it would be useful: • Contemporary to the time – taken in 1920 • Taken in Poland – where the fighting was most vicious • Purports to show a genuine court-martial YET some things suggest it can’t be trusted: • Certainly posed – perhaps totally fabricated • Bolshevik propaganda to show how determined and ruthless the Red Army was Click to continue
  14. 14. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 And now let’s go on to the PROVENANCE … How useful is this photo as a source of information? Write your second paragraph, remembering that the number of marks you get depends on how fully you explain your ideas, and relate them to facts you know about the times. Click to continue
  15. 15. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 CONCLUSION Finally, write a brief paragraph summarising whether, overall, you feel the source is useful or not to tell us about the success of the Red Army. What is the ‘telling point’ – explain why. Click to continue
  16. 16. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 3 Peer-assess each other’s essays. Have they: • written a section explaining (including facts from their own knowledge) whether the source’s content seems useful? • written a section explaining (including facts from their own knowledge) whether the source’s provenance is reliable? • finished with a conclusion, giving and explaining a ‘telling point’? Click to continue

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