Answer 4 questions on 1 of 3 Prescribed
Mark out of 25
Explain importance (SL) and understanding (SL)
Compare and contrast 2 source SL
2 sources OPVL
Evaluate sources and Contextual Knowledge
Generally the worst done of the questions
Careless points dropped
If it is worth 3 points - write 3 points
There will be more background info given
for the visual/cartoon sources
Statistically the best done
Integrated approach is the best
Discourage bullet points
Compare and contrast with good linkage
Don’t link the two sources
OPVL point-form is OK
Don’t note that it being a translation is a limitation
Don’t note that it being an excerpt is a limitation
Stay away from “primary” & “secondary”
“Secondary source” is often noted as a limitation -
Think in terms of “What can the source tell me
and what can’t the source tell me?” for strengths
Note when relevant background of writer
BOTH knowledge & sources must be used
Don’t waste time writing an introduction
and conclusion - thesis is good
Relate everything back to the question
Determine your point of view (thesis) and
stick to it
Don’t quote at length, but reference the
Note how origin impacts truthfulness
Stay away from mere paraphrasing
repetition or summary of docs . . .
Focus on interpretation & analysis
Allot time roughly based on point value
Understand historical sources
Explain the importance of historical sources
Evaluate historical sources as evidence
Demonstrate an understanding of historical
Evaluate and synthesize sources from both
historical sources and and background
Route 2 Prescribed Subjects
Peacemaking and peacekeeping -
international relations, 1918-1936
The Arab Israeli conflict, 1945-1979
Communism in Crisis, 1976-89
Prescribed Subject 1
Aims of the participants and peacemakers:
Wilson and the Fourteen Points
Terms of the treaties
Impact of the treaties in Europe
Enforcement, US isolationism, conferences
League of Nations
Depression a & threats to Peace - Manchuria
Prescribed Subject 2
Last years of British mandate, UNSCOP, partition,
British withdrawal, establishment of Israel, ‘48-
Demographic shifts, economic development
Arabism & Zionism, emergence of PLO
6 Day War and October 1973 War
Role of USA, USSR, UN
Camp David & Egyptian Israeli Agreement
Prescribed Subject 3
Post Mao struggle for power
China under Deng Xiaoping - economic policies, 4
China under Deng Xiaoping - political changes up
to Tiananmen Square
Domestic and Foreign problems in the Brezhnev
Consequences of Gorbachev in eastern Europe
Who created the document?
When and where was the document created?
How would this effect the analysis?
Why was the created (Purpose)?
Analyzing a Document
What does the document say?
To what extent can the document be
What does the document tell a historian?
What other information would be helpful
for the historian?
How does the document fit with other
sources on the same topic?
Analyzing a Political Cartoon
When and where was the cartoon produced?
To what event is the cartoon referring?
What individuals or groups are portrayed?
What symbolism is being used?
Are any of the characters being portrayed
positively or negatively – who is the
cartoonist poking fun at?
What is the overall opinion of the