Sec 2 History SBQ Skill: Compare and Contrast notes

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Sec 2 History SBQ Skill: Compare and Contrast notes

  1. 1. Kent Ridge Secondary School Secondary 2 History Source-Based Skills: Compare and Contrast Name: _____________________ Class: ________ Date: _____________ What exactly is comparison? - Looking at two or more objects and their features or characteristics, and looking at their similarities and differences. What is a criteria? - A standard/a reference point by which something is measured/compared. Wrong comparisons - False match: when the criteria applies only to one of the object compared o Example: Source A and B are different. Source A says that “the Japanese used propaganda to control Singapore” but Source B does not. - No match: no basis of comparison at all. o Example: Source A and B are different. Source A states that “the Japanese used propaganda to control Singapore.” Source B says that “the cause of the 1964 racial riots is because of wrong perceptions of the Malay and Chinese race”. 4 criteria commonly used to compare sources - Provenance o Type of source (textual versus pictorial) (book versus article) o Government versus non-government/issues - Content (inferences) - Tone - Purpose Question types and their requirements Question types Required answers BOTH similarities AND differences How similar are sources A and B? How different are sources A and B? To what extent are sources A and B similar? To what extent are source A and B different? In what ways are Sources A and B Differences different? In what ways are Sources A and B Similarities are similar?
  2. 2. Template to answer Compare and Contrast questions: Paragraphs What to write Marking scheme (LORMS) Para 1: Sources A and B are similar. Both agree about L1 (state that Similarities __________________. (Basis of comparison) sources are similar) Source A states that “(evidence)”. Source B states that “(evidence)”. L3 (given your basis of comparison and your evidences) Para 2: Sources A and B are different. Both disagree L1 (state that Differences about ______________________. (Basis of sources are similar) comparison) Source A states that “(evidence)”. However, Source B states that “(evidence)”. L3 (given your basis of comparison and your evidences) Points to note: - You HAVE to put your evidence. Your evidence MUST be related to the basis of comparison.

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