Presentation on theme: "ES 1 – How useful question Standard Grade History."— Presentation transcript:
ES 1 – How useful question Standard Grade History
How to begin… Always start off by saying: Source A is useful to a certain extent If you don’t do this you’ll lose a mark at credit level
How useful questions – THE HAND WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHY? HOWEVER?
WHEN? Look at the date above the source. When was the source written – at the time of the event? After?
WHEN? If the source was written at the time – useful as it was written at the time of the event If it was written after – still useful as it was written with the benefit of hindsight
WHO? Is the person writing the source well informed/ an expert? Is he/she an eyewitness?
WHO? Who produced the source and why is this useful?
WHO? A few possibilities: Historian Eye-witness Government
WHO? A few possibilities: Historian - expert Eye-witness – saw what was happening Government - expert
WHAT? What information is in the source? What does the source tell us that helps answer the question?
WHAT? You must give a specific example from the source Source A tells us that… No example = no mark
WHY? Why is this person writing this source? What does he/she want us to know about?
WHY? Written by a historian – purpose is to inform us about… Written by government – could be propaganda to encourage people to do something Written by an eye- witness – could be to inform us of events
HOWEVER… What is missing from the source? You must use your own recall here
HOWEVER… Is there something about the topic in the question which the source doesn’t mention? (There is always something!)
Source C is a poster produced by the British Government in 1917 Source C 1.How useful is Source C as evidence of women’s contribution to the war effort in WW1? How Useful Practice
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