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Sec 3 Social Studies SBQ Skill: Inferences notes

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Sec 3 Social Studies SBQ Skill: Inferences notes

  1. 1. Source-based question skills: Inference<br />What is Inference? <br /><ul><li>The process of reaching a conclusion/an understanding about something.
  2. 2. The ‘something’ is usually stated in the question. </li></ul>What kind of questions will you expect?<br /><ul><li>What is the message of the source?
  3. 3. What does the source tell you about _________?
  4. 4. What is the author’s attitude about ________?
  5. 5. What does source A tell you about ____________?
  6. 6. (it gives you a clue what to look out for when you read the source) </li></ul>What is required in an answer? <br /><ul><li>2 inferences and their evidence.
  7. 7. Use PEE to write your paragraph. </li></ul>What you can use to help you understand the question: <br /><ul><li>provenance
  8. 8. captions/taglines
  9. 9. contextual knowledge (background knowledge) </li></ul>What kind of questions can you ask yourself when you look at a source: <br />Pictorial source: <br /><ul><li>Who is in the picture?
  10. 10. What is happening?
  11. 11. When is this cartoon drawn?
  12. 12. What is the event it is referring to?
  13. 13. Where is this place?
  14. 14. What is the cartoonist trying to say?
  15. 15. Why is this cartoon/picture drawn? (motive/purpose) </li></ul>Textual source:<br /><ul><li>Who wrote/said this?
  16. 16. What is the issue that this source referring to?
  17. 17. When was this source written?
  18. 18. What is the author trying to say?
  19. 19. What kind of conclusions can you make about the issue and the author?

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