ES4 - Putting information into context
These questions appear can appear in either Unit 2 or Unit 3. These questions are designed to show your understanding and knowledge of a particular event, development or issue. You will be given information relating to something you have studied. You are asked to show how fully the information in the sources describes the event. Basically, you have to do 3 things.
"Sources A and B describe some of the effects of WW1 on German Civillians." or
"Sources A and B describe the effect of WW1 on German civilians to an extent."
"Source A shows the effect of WW1 on German civilians as it tells us that public parks were dug up to plant food. Source B shows the effect of WW1 on German civilians as it states that substitute foods were introduced into the diet of the population."
"From my own knowledge I know that German civilians were affected during WW1 through the loss of their loved ones in the fighting on the fronts."
It really is that simple!
Remember to look at how many marks are offered for the question. 5 mark questions require one of the following combinations to score full marks:
4 mark questions require one of the following combinations to score full marks:
You must use the sources and your own knoweldge to answer the question. Luckily, the lovely people at the SQA help you out by writing these instructions in bold for you:
"You must use evidence from the sources and from your own knowledge and give reasons for your answer."
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