Higher Modern Studies - How to answer the reliability source question

This free resource includes a front cover should you wish to collate these documents into a booklet for pupils.

This set of resources relates to the reliability source question that can be downloaded freely from the SQA website or from these direct links:

https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/ModernStudiesSQPHQPPaper2.pdf Pages 7-8

https://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/papers/papers/2019/NH_Modern-Studies_all_2019.pdf Pages 8-9

Also included is a table of a number of different types of source that pupils may face in this type of question (although the list is not exhaustive). Pupils could use this table as a reference guide. It is a word document so it can be edited easily to add more sources should you wish.

Also included is a task for pupils to attempt whereby they have to think critically about different types of sources of information in terms of their reliability. This could be transformed into a card activity or a carousel task.

Find the two other source question techniques here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/higher-modern-studies-conclusions-question-12189217 and here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/higher-modern-studies-objectivity-accuracy-source-question-12188023

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