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How to use a source + to v examples

  1. 1. How to use a source successfully at GCSE
  2. 2. How Do You Answer a Source Based Question? Comment Content Context - NOPK Judgement
  3. 3. Comment <ul><li>An initial reaction to the question? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree or disagree? </li></ul><ul><li>Let the examiner know that you have understood the question by echoing the question. </li></ul><ul><li>The message in the cartoon is …. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>COMMENT – </li></ul><ul><li>CONTENT – </li></ul><ul><li>CONTEXT – </li></ul><ul><li>JUDGEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>The message in this cartoon is… </li></ul><ul><li>From the source I can deduct that… </li></ul><ul><li>N – O – P – K </li></ul><ul><li>I believe that… In conclusion… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Content <ul><li>What does the source tell you that will help you answer the question? </li></ul><ul><li>What facts can you get from the source? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you see in the cartoon, picture or diagram? </li></ul><ul><li>The source shows … </li></ul><ul><li>The source tells us … </li></ul><ul><li>From the source I can deduct …. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Context <ul><li>Nature – What type of source is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Origin – When was it made and by whom? </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose – Who was the intended audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge – Does the information in the source agree with your knowledge of events? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nature: This Is the Form of the Source <ul><li>Is it a letter, a speech, a diary, a book, a cartoon, a photograph or a newspaper article etc? </li></ul><ul><li>What difference does the form of evidence make? </li></ul><ul><li>For example, in which form of evidence are people most likely to write what they really believe? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Origin: Where Did the Source Come From? <ul><li>What do you know about the person or organisation? </li></ul><ul><li>Was the source produced by someone who was there at the time, or was it produced later? </li></ul><ul><li>For example, eyewitnesses can easily get things wrong, but someone writing later has the opportunity to check the facts. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Judgement <ul><li>Does the source agree or disagree with the question? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the information in the source agree or disagree with the other sources? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think? </li></ul><ul><li>Having weighed up the evidence ….. </li></ul><ul><li>To conclude …. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How Do You Answer a Source Based Question? C omment C ontent C ontext - NOPK J udgement
  11. 11. Useful Questions to Ask of a Source: <ul><li>Who made the source and why? </li></ul><ul><li>When was the source made and did the person see the events at first hand? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the person who made the source biased? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information reliable or correct when compared to your knowledge of events? </li></ul><ul><li>How useful is the source to an historian trying to find out about a particular topic? </li></ul><ul><li>What ideas, facts or concepts does the source not tell you about about the topic you are studying? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Useful Phrases for writing about a historical source <ul><li>In source A, we can clearly see …… which agrees or disagrees with my knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>This is backed up by source B because … </li></ul><ul><li>When comparing source A with source B, a historian can learn …. about …. </li></ul><ul><li>A historian has to be careful when using source A, because …. </li></ul><ul><li>Source B is useful for finding out about …. but does not give any facts / information on …. </li></ul><ul><li>Although this source is biased it is still useful for showing a historian … </li></ul><ul><li>Although this source is not reliable for finding out about …. it is still reliable for …. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>C omment </li></ul><ul><li>C ontent </li></ul><ul><li>C ontext - NOPK </li></ul><ul><li>J udgement </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>C omment </li></ul><ul><li>C ontent </li></ul><ul><li>C ontext - NOPK </li></ul><ul><li>J udgement </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>C omment </li></ul><ul><li>C ontent </li></ul><ul><li>C ontext - NOPK </li></ul><ul><li>J udgement </li></ul>A British cartoon of 1919 The German looking criminal is saying: “If I whine enough maybe I’ll be able to wriggle out of this as well.” On the rope is written “Armistice Terms”.
  16. 16. <ul><li>C omment </li></ul><ul><li>C ontent </li></ul><ul><li>C ontext - NOPK </li></ul><ul><li>J udgement </li></ul>What is the message in source A. Use the source and your own knowledge (6)

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