International School History - European Schools - S6

S6 History Last update - 13 October 2014 Official European School History S6 Syllabus: English, French, German
Quiz - The Age of Imperialism 1870-1914
Advice for B Test 1

There will be three sections to this test.

Section 1 - Factual recall. Learn the timeline of essential information and play the quiz above and you will be fine.

Section 2 - Source analysis. You will be presented with a small number of sources about which you will be asked two questions. i) You will be asked to compare and contrast two of the sources, meaning you should identify a number of similarities and differences between them. ii) The will be asked to comment on the usefulness of a third source as evidence about the past. You should identify both strengths (what is good about the source) and weaknesses (what is not so good about the source). These PowerPoints are useful. You might consider whether the source is relevant to the question, revealing in providing lots or high quality information or whether the source is reliable. (ie RRR model). You do need to cover all of these RRR points, it is just a mental check list.

Section 3 - Explanatory essay. You will be given a choice of two essay titles and you will write one. You will be assessed on your ability to write a short, coherent, well structured response (PEE - Point, Explanation, Example ) that shows an ability to provide relevant factual knowledge in answer to a particular question set.

What were the main causes of New Imperialism?
What were the main tensions between the European powers before 1914?
Why did war break out in 1914?



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