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Rev lessaqa(b) gcse_hist1_1_1ppt1

  1. 1. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 Answering the ‘Describe …’ question Hodder Education Revision Lessons Click to continue
  2. 2. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 Principles Your friend asks you where you went for your holidays. How do you answer? Click to continue
  3. 3. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 Principles You will almost certainly start by giving a broad opening statement, such as: ‘Aw – I just went to the seaside with my parents.’ Or: ‘Weyhey! We went to Florida!!!!’ Click to continue
  4. 4. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 Principles Then, if your friend seems at all interested, you will go on to tell him some of the boring details … (how your father got arrested, how your sister got eaten by a shark, etc.) After two or three such anecdotes, your friend is beginning to yawn, and you shut up. Click to continue
  5. 5. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 You answer the ‘Describe …’ question in much the same way! Click to continue
  6. 6. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 You are going to get a question which asks you to describe an issue or an event, for example: ‘German foreign policy is sometimes blamed for causing the First World War. Describe Wilhelm II’s policy of Weltpolitik.’ Note that the first sentence is just ‘prompt information’ to jog your memory – the real question is the second part, which tells you what to describe. Click to continue
  7. 7. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 The mark scheme says that this is how you are going to earn the 4 marks for this question: • 1 mark for a ‘basic description’ • up to 3 more marks for ‘detailed description of different aspects’. Note that the mark scheme says you need to give ‘at least two’ specific details to earn full marks … so try to give three! Click to continue
  8. 8. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 You are advised to spend 7 minutes maximum on this question. Click to continue
  9. 9. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 So, let’s begin … Click to continue
  10. 10. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 Start by giving a ‘basic description’: Click to continue
  11. 11. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 Start by giving a ‘basic description’: (from the fact sheet) Weltpolitik (meaning ‘world politics’) was Wilhelm II’s aggressive, expansionist foreign policy. This will give you the basic first 1 mark. Click to continue
  12. 12. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 And then you add the two or three ‘details’: Weltpolitik (meaning ‘world politics’) was Wilhelm II’s aggressive, expansionist foreign policy. Click to continue
  13. 13. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 And then you add the two or three ‘details’: (these can include general background context) Weltpolitik (meaning ‘world politics’) was Wilhelm II’s aggressive, expansionist foreign policy. Click to continue
  14. 14. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 And then you add the two or three ‘details’: (for example …) Weltpolitik (meaning ‘world politics’) was Wilhelm II’s aggressive, expansionist foreign policy. Many Germans wanted a strong German-dominated central European state ( ‘Mitteleuropa’). Click to continue
  15. 15. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 And then you add the two or three ‘details’: (but you must also include specific facts …) Weltpolitik (meaning ‘world politics’) was Wilhelm II’s aggressive, expansionist foreign policy. Many Germans wanted a strong German-dominated central European state ( ‘Mitteleuropa’). Click to continue
  16. 16. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 And then you add the two or three ‘details’: (for example …) Weltpolitik (meaning ‘world politics’) was Wilhelm II’s aggressive, expansionist foreign policy. Many Germans wanted a strong German-dominated central European state ( ‘Mitteleuropa’). In 1898 he ordered Admiral Tirpitz to build up a strong German navy. In 1901 he publicly demanded ‘a place in the sun ’ Click to continue for
  17. 17. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 So your final answer looks like this: Weltpolitik (meaning ‘world politics’) was Wilhelm II’s aggressive, expansionist foreign policy. Many Germans wanted a strong German-dominated central European state ( ‘Mitteleuropa’). In 1898 he ordered Admiral Tirpitz to build up a strong German navy. In 1901 he publicly demanded ‘a place in the sun ’ for Germany. And this will earn you the full 4 marks. Click to continue
  18. 18. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 So … Write your essay, remembering to: •provide a sentence giving a ‘basic description’ and: • add two or three ‘details’ – including perhaps background context, but certainly specific facts. Click to continue
  19. 19. AQA (B) GCSE Modern World History Unit 1 Part 1 Lesson 1 Peer-assess each other’s essays. Did they: • provide a sentence giving a ‘basic description’? • add two or three ‘details’ – including perhaps background context, but certainly specific facts? Click to continue

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