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AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2

Answering the
‘Explain …’ question

Hodder Education Revi...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
Principles

Your teacher asks the pupil: ‘Explain why you ...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
Principles

An explanation is a series of ideas, joined by...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2

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AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
You are going to get a question which asks you to
explain ...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
The mark scheme says that this is how you are
going to ear...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2

You are advised to spend
10 minutes maximum
on this quest...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
So, let’s begin …

Can you think of any reasons?

Explain ...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
I can think of LOADS!!!

An efficient
They had a They help...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
I can think of LOADS!!!
But you only need to think of TWO!...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
Let’s take just one of them …
• Can you think of a fact
to...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
Start off …
The first reason the Bolsheviks
grew in popula...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
Add the reason …
The first reason the Bolsheviks
grew in p...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
Add the fact …
The first reason the Bolsheviks
grew in pop...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
Finally, add the explanation …
The first reason the Bolshe...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
(Yournowsecond reason.
… is teacher you advise you to add ...
AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
So …

Write two more paragraphs for your essay,
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AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History
Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2
Peer-assess each other’s essays. Did they:
• suggest at le...
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  1. 1. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 Answering the ‘Explain …’ question Hodder Education Revision Lessons Click to continue
  2. 2. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 Principles Your teacher asks the pupil: ‘Explain why you failed to finish your homework.’ He answers: ‘My mum was ill.’ That’s not an explanation – it’s a reason. Click to continue
  3. 3. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 Principles An explanation is a series of ideas, joined by the word ‘so’, which link the reason to the result, thus: ‘My mum was ill so I had to go to hospital with her so I got home late so I didn’t have time to work so I failed to finish my homework.’ Click to continue
  4. 4. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 lain exp . o is t sult e re tion a o th lan t exp GH question You answerood ‘Explain …’ the ROU g oa T TH t ey in muchGH same way! I ek n R the Th aso e re h mt fro Click to continue
  5. 5. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 You are going to get a question which asks you to explain something, for example: ‘Explain why the Bolsheviks grew in popularity between March and November 1917.’ Note that the ‘result’ it is asking you to explain is the Bolsheviks’ popularity. Click to continue
  6. 6. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 The mark scheme says that this is how you are going to earn the 6 marks: • Cite a number of reasons for the stated result. TIP • Explain (with relevant facts) how the reason ‘Why’ needs ‘reasons’ – produced the result. ‘How’ needs ‘ways’ Note that you must make sure that you know what result you are trying to explain; many pupils explain the wrong thing! Click to continue
  7. 7. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 You are advised to spend 10 minutes maximum on this question. Click to continue
  8. 8. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 So, let’s begin … Can you think of any reasons? Explain why the Bolsheviks grew in popularity between March and November 1917. Click to continue
  9. 9. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 I can think of LOADS!!! An efficient They had a They helped defeat Kornilov party published private army – Lenin Russia was organisation Theses Red Guards the the April losing the war They took People in the control They set up Pravda Lenin returned to of the towns were Russia from exile – a propaganda Petrograd Soviet starving newspaper in Switzerland Explain why the Bolsheviks grew in popularity between March and November 1917. Click to continue
  10. 10. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 I can think of LOADS!!! But you only need to think of TWO! An efficient They had a They helped defeat Kornilov party published private army – Lenin Russia was organisation Theses Red Guards the the April losing the war They took People in the control They set up Pravda Lenin returned to of the towns were Russia from exile – a propaganda Petrograd Soviet starving newspaper in Switzerland Explain why the Bolsheviks grew in popularity between March and November 1917. Click to continue
  11. 11. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 Let’s take just one of them … • Can you think of a fact to go with it? Smuggled by the Germans, April 1917 – Provided the ideas – The April Theses were very popular – Figurehead – Accepted leader … te • And how did Lenin help to ri make the Bolsheviks popular? o w t dy ea They set up Pravdar Lenin returned to – a propaganda Russia from exile ’re newspaper in Switzerland ou y d the Bolsheviks grew in popularity Explain why An between March and November 1917. Click to continue
  12. 12. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 Start off … The first reason the Bolsheviks grew in popularity was because … Smuggled by the Germans, April 1917 – Provided the ideas – The April Theses were very popular – Figurehead – Accepted leader Lenin returned to Russia from exile in Switzerland Explain why the Bolsheviks grew in popularity between March and November 1917. Click to continue
  13. 13. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 Add the reason … The first reason the Bolsheviks grew in popularity was because … Lenin returned to Russia from exile in Switzerland. Smuggled by the Germans, April 1917 – Provided the ideas – The April Theses were very popular – Figurehead – Accepted leader Lenin returned to Russia from exile in Switzerland Click to continue
  14. 14. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 Add the fact … The first reason the Bolsheviks grew in popularity was because Lenin returned to Russia from exile in Switzerland.(smuggled by the Switzerland Germans, April 1917). Smuggled by the Germans, April 1917 – Provided the ideas – The April Theses were very popular – Figurehead – Accepted leader Click to continue
  15. 15. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 Finally, add the explanation … The first reason the Bolsheviks grew in popularity was because Lenin returned to Russia from exile in Switzerland (smuggled by the Germans, April 1917). This helped their popularity because Lenin provided the ideas, especially the April Theses which were very popular. He was a prominent figurehead and the accepted leader, so that helped their image. – Provided the ideas – The April Theses were very popular – Figurehead – Accepted leader Click to continue
  16. 16. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 (Yournowsecond reason. … is teacher you advise you to add a third reason.) And the all mightneed … A third reason the Bolsheviks grew The first reason thethe Bolsheviks second reason Bolsheviks in popularity was was because … grew in popularitybecause … Lenin returned to Russia from exile in Switzerland (smuggled by the Germans, April 1917). This helped their popularity because Lenin provided the ideas, especially the April Theses which were very popular. He was a prominent figurehead and the accepted leader, so that helped their image. They set had a They up Pravda private army – – a propaganda the Red Guards newspaper Click to continue
  17. 17. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 So … Write two more paragraphs for your essay, remembering for each paragraph to: • suggest a reason for the Bolsheviks’ growing popularity and: • provide a fact to go with it. Then explain how it made the Bolsheviks more popular, using the word ‘so’. Click to continue
  18. 18. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 2 Depth Study 1 Lesson 2 Peer-assess each other’s essays. Did they: • suggest at least two reasons for the Bolsheviks’ growing popularity? • provide facts to go with the suggestion? • for each reason, give a thorough explanation of how it led the Bolsheviks to become more popular?
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