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					External Assessment

                 Paper 1
 1 Hour
 HL 20%
 SL 30%
 Answer 4 questions on 1 of 3 Prescribed
 Mark out of 25
Question 1
 Explain importance (SL) and understanding (SL)
Question 2
 Compare and contrast 2 source SL
Question 3
 2 sources OPVL
Question 4
 Evaluate sources and Contextual Knowledge
                Question 1
 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
                Question 2
   Statistically the best done
   Integrated approach is the best
   Discourage bullet points
   Compare and contrast with good linkage
                   Question 3
 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
  and limitations
 Note when relevant background of writer
               Question 4
 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
          General Strategies
 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
 Ruhr Crisis
 Depression a & threats to Peace - Manchuria
  & Abyssinia
          Prescribed Subject 2
 Last years of British mandate, UNSCOP, partition,
  civil war
 British withdrawal, establishment of Israel, ‘48-
  ’49 war
 Demographic shifts, economic development
 Suez crisis
 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
 Gorbachev aims/policies
 Consequences of Gorbachev in eastern Europe
         Analyzing Documents
 Who created the document?
 When and where was the document created?
  How would this effect the analysis?
 Why was the created (Purpose)?
     To persuade?
     To record?
     Private communication?
     Public comment?
     To inform?
       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

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