Source Tips (For Sources in Germany 1918-1945 Exam)

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Using Sources

Content - significant features: what it means, what can we learn, what can we see.

Provenance - where the source came from and when.

Motive - why was the source produced.

Limitations - what can the source not tell us.

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Are you Surprised by this Source?

  • Either surprised/not OR own knowledge (2-3 marks)
  • Explain either surprised or not WITH own knowledge (4-5 marks)
  • Explain that you are BOTH surprised and not surprised by the source with own knowledge (6 marks)
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Why was this Source Created in ____ ?

  • Focus on the content of the source (2 marks)
  • State the message of the source (3 marks)
  • Explain the message and use the content of the source (4 marks)
  • State the purpose of the item (5 marks)
  • Explain the purpose and use the content of the source (6 marks)
  • All the above & refer to the date the source was created (7 marks)
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What is the Message of this Source?

  • Just uses the source (1-2 marks)
  • Give message(s) of the source (3-4 marks)
  • Message supported by details of source OR own knowledge (5-6 marks)
  • Message supported by details of source WITH own knowledge (7 marks)
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