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A Different History Igcse Analysis Essay

IGCSE Modern World History Revision!

The Cambridge IGCSE Modern World History Examination consists of two papers:
Paper 1: Core Content - Students answer three question in the (a) Describe, (b) Explain, (c) Assess format in two hours.
Paper 2: Sourcework - Students answer six questions based around sources focusing on "To what extent was the League of Nations a Success in the 1920s and 1930s?"

As well as the specific resources listed below, you could also try these two quizzes:

Revision quizzes covering the entire course:
Play Your Dates Right Quiz (tests chronological understanding)
Who Am I? Challenge (tests knowledge of key individuals)

Interactive Paper 1 questions:
Describe [4] [practice questions] | Explain [6] [practice questions] | Assess [10] [practice questions]

Paper 1 (structured questions, two hours)

In Paper 1, you are required to answer THREE questions in the (a) Describe, (b) Explain, (c) Assess format.
You have 40 minutes to answer each of these three questions (i.e. two hours in total).

Paper 2 (sourcework questions, 2 hours): To what extent was the League of Nations a Success in the 1920s and 1930s?

You will answer six compulsory sourcework questions.
When appropriate, you will use your background knowledge to evaluate and elaborate upon the sources.

The theme for Summer 2018 will be "To what extent was the League of Nations a Success in the 1920s and 1930s?".

The following resources will help you revise and develop your sourcework skills ready for the exam.

Source Overlay Template
Sourcework Skills Overview
Interactive Cartoon Analysis Tool
Origin of Sources: Evaluation Worksheet
Purpose of Sources: Evaluation Worksheet
Nature of Sources: Evaluation Worksheet
Sourcework Question Markschemes
2 Key Cartoonists: Low and Partridge

Other revision sites recommended by ActiveHistory


Other revision ideas from Tarr's Toolbox:
"Leaderboard Challenge" for "Fling the Teacher"
Arcade Game Generator: Create several revision quizzes with one set of questions
"Tell us something we don't know!": A quiz to develop deeper understanding
Create a Revision Quiz in the format of a 'Pacman' Game!
Dice and Card Game Strategies for Revising Key Terms
Only Connect!
Share test questions in advance
Tic Tac Know
Spot the Mistakes
Guess Who / Guess What
Snooker and Battleships
Challenge Grid
Who / Where / What Am I?


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A Different History by Sujata Bhatt - Analysis Essay

1058 WordsMay 24th, 20135 Pages

Explore the ideas in the poem A Different History by Sujata Bhatt.
Sujata Bhatt reflects and explores on the ideas of ‘culture, ‘values’, human struggle, religion combined with its beliefs and acquisition of foreign or strange language. Bhatt invites the readers and takes them through the culture of India and its religious beliefs that every life respects them there. There is enough vocabulary to understand this in the poem. She also expresses her bitterness and strong emotions towards the struggle and torture borne by the people ‘here’ in the past. She wonders and ponders on the issues of ‘tongue’ and ‘language’ She shows her amazement and expresses her inability to understand how people ‘here’ learn to love the ‘strange language’ that…show more content…

She brings out the picture of togetherness in animals and trees. The simile ‘disguised as snakes and monkeys’ provides us the clue to the belief of sacredness.
Bhatt explains the fact that ‘sin’ doesn’t need to be a serious wrong act in ‘this culture’ but a small act can be ‘sin’. Bhatt uses three verbs that denote rudeness in behavior towards books. She uses ‘shove’ , ‘slam’, and ‘toss’ to explain how the culture ‘Here’ values knowledge. Though treating a book rudely is not an act of disrespect but an act of ‘sin’ here’; a serious connotation. Bhatt uses the word ‘sin’ three times to mean more than a wrong act in life. This throws light on the culture of ‘India’ and values observed here.
Bhatt gives a hint of religious beliefs in her though not really enthusiastically to prevent the idea of negativity in her ideas. She introduces ‘Sarasvati’ to the readers of English as a ‘goddess of Arts’ – knowledge, painting and music. She conveys that the people( ‘soul’) enjoy endless freedom ‘here’ but they are bound to observe the beliefs of this culture. The line ‘You must………..disturbing Sarasvati’ highlights the idea the freedom is in respecting one’s culture and self but not enjoying oneself which is selfishness. There is a hint of dualism in 17th and 18th lines. These lines express the value system which is an ‘obligation’ in this culture. We can understand this with the word ‘must’ in the poem.
Bhatt suddenly

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