ASSESSMENT TASK

 

Research and Source Analysis Task 15%                              Due Week 4, Tuesday 6th August

“To what extent did  Qin Shi Huangdi achieve his goal of immortality?”

 

(a) Write no more than a 3 page response to this question, using sources to support your answer.

In your response you must:

* use THREE sources – at least ONE ancient and ONE modern to support your response

* write coherently, constructing a clear argument and supporting this argument with evidence

(b) You must also submit 1 page of notes, where you have analysed the sources you have used for your response.

In this page, you must consider each source and answer the following questions:

– Who is the author and what is their perspective?

– When was the source created?

– What does the source tell us about Qin Shi Huangdi?

– How reliable is the source?

– How useful is the source for a student studying Qin Shi Huangdi’s megalomania?

 

Include a detailed bibliography of all resources consulted

 

Source Analysis        Marking Guidelines  15%

 

Outcomes to be assessed:

Students:

3.1 locate, select and organise relevant information from a variety of sources

3.3 comprehend sources and analyse them for their usefulness and reliability

3.4 identify and account for different perspectives and interpretations of the past

4.1 use historical terms and concepts appropriately

4.2 communicates knowledge and understanding of historical features and issues using appropriate oral and written forms

18 – 20 Comprehensive assessment of the extent to which Qin Shi Huangdi was a megalomaniac.Supported convincingly by three sources – at least one ancient and one modern.Clear evidence of source analysis demonstrated in page of notes – all questions considered.Effective integration of historical terms and concepts

Complete and accurate bibliographical information

15 – 17 Assessment of the extent to which Qin Shi Huangdi was a megalomaniac.Supported by three sources – at least one ancient and one modernEvidence of source analysis demonstrated in page of notesUse of relevant terms and concepts

Accurate bibliographical details

12 – 14 Attempt to assess the extent to which Qin Shi Huangdi was a megalomaniac.Attempt to support with three sources – at least one ancient and one modernAttempt to analyse sources – demonstrated in page of notesUse of some relevant terms and concepts

Answers in the lower range may be more descriptive than analytical

Bibliographical details evident

9-11 Discusses Qin Shi Huangdi in relation to megalomaniaMentions sources – at least one ancient and one modernDiscusses sources – may be more descriptive than higher bands– demonstrated in page of notesSome use of historical terms and concepts

Imbalanced coverage of sources and/or tasks

Limited bibliography

6-8 Describes megalomaniaMakes reference to more than one sourceDescription of sources evident in page of notesMay mention relevant historical terms and concepts

Simple notes with little or not organisation

Inadequate bibliographical information

5-7 Mentions some relevant informationMakes reference to at least one sourceSubmits notes on at least one sourceInadequate bibliographical information
1-4 Mentions one relevant point AND/ORMakes general reference to sources AND/ORSubmits general notes on at least one source

 

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