How useful is this source for a historian studying/as evidence about (a per

  • Describes the source [1 mark]

  • Explains why it isn’t useful based on its provenance OR what its content does not tell the reader[2-3 marks]

  • Explains why the source is useful because of what it tells us about the author’s viewpoint of or attitude towards the issue or event using its content [4-5]

  • Explains why the source is useful because of what it tells us about the author’s viewpoint of or attitude towards the issue or event using content AND the source’s provenance AND/OR your own contextual knowledge [6-7]

How to structure an answer:

  1. Identify and describe an element of the cartoon or source.

  2. Explain the message of the cartoon.

  3. Explain why the cartoon is useful for a person studying that certain event.

  4. Assess the reliability of the source and the viewpoint of the author.

Information from this page was primarily sourced from information provided to me by my previous teacher, Mr Joshua Tillott.