Documents, source and picture questions are a key part of any History class and exam. With the mocks right around the corner it is good to remember how to look at a picture in a historical sense.
Study the pictures carefully:
Don’t just glance at them. Have a look at what they are, and look at the details, you might be asked a question about one of them.
Read the questions carefully:
If you’re asked to give two pieces of information, don’t just give one. If you’re asked to give one piece of information, don’t waste your time giving more. Timekeeping:
The Picture Questions are worth 15 marks altogether. They can be an easy source for marks, but you must not spend too much time on them. Other parts of the paper carry much more marks with them. You should spend only about 10 minutes on the Picture Question.
Primary/ Secondary Source
What event is it referring to?
What’s happening in the background?
Who is in the picture
A few examples which you can use to sharpen the students and it should help with revision with the Cold War Topic.
In this British cartoon from 1948, Stalin watches as the storks fly coal and food into Berlin, but he dares not shoot them down.
Sharing resources is possibly one of the best ways to learn and build up a portfolio of lessons.
I know some teachers do not like to share which is understandable as sometimes you have it tailored to your class and your style of teaching.However, some teachers are fantastic at sharing resources and helping other teachers with resources and ideas.
A few website which are full of teachers who share ideas and resources which are free to download (for the most part) are as follows:
History association of Ireland
TED Talks education
Twitter – try #edchatie or #edchat (refer to my previous blog post for specific related subjects)
Since publishing this blog – this weeks #edchatie was all about sharing!
Join in with the #edchatie Kris Kindle this Monday and share your teaching tech, websites & ideas. Bring a bagful of links! #HoHoHo
Some amazing resources were shared and a huge amount of teachers and educators took part in sharing many web2.0 tools and resources. I will post the transcript to this blog when it is published tomorrow!