Terrorism Coursework 2007

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1. What can you learn from Source A about the views of the US government about Usama bin Laden? (6) Level 1: Simple statements taking the Source at face value, e.g. a terrorist threat 1 2 3 Level 2: Developed statements making inferences from the Source or setting the Source in context, e.g. This is a wanted poster, has only limited information, tells us about US government state of mind. 4 5 6 2. Does the evidence of Source C support the evidence of Sources A and B about Osama bin Laden’s motives? Explain your answer. (8) Level 1: Simple statements making straightforward links between sources. e.g. All portray bin Laden as threat to US. 1 2 3 Level 2: Developed statements making good links, supported by relevant information from sources. E.g. Source C tells us more about bin Laden’s history and views, which are not quite what Bush, in Source B, attributes to him. 4 5 6 Level 3: Developed explanation supported by selected knowledge to show how far sources support each other. E.g. presents points of matching and mis-matching of sources. 7 8 3. How useful are Sources D and E in helping you to understand what actions the US government has taken as part of the War on Terror? (10) Level 1: Simple statements taking the Sources at face value, e.g. Source E is useful as it lists US actions 1 2 3 Level 2: Developed statements using nature, origin and purpose of sources to comment on reliability. E.g. Source D tells us about US attitudes, Source E is from a newspaper in an Islamic country 4 5 6 Level 3: Developed explanation uses nature, origin and purpose of the Sources, to comment on utility. E.g. Source D explains why US has used all-out war; Source E explains how the actions this has led to is viewed 7 8 9 10 4. Use Sources F and G, and your own knowledge, to explain how the War on Terror has affected individual freedom. (12) Level 1: Simple statements supported by some knowledge taking the Sources at face value, e.g. Antiterrorist measures have led to imprisonment without trial 1 2 3 Level 2: Developed statements supported by relevant knowledge making inferences from the Sources, or setting the Sources in context, e.g. Points to specific instances, like Guantanamo Bay 4 5 6 Level 3: Developed explanation supported by selected knowledge and making positive use of Sources, e.g. Uses own knowledge alongside sources to explain the point of both Sources 7 8 9 10 Level 4: Sustained argument supported by precisely selected knowledge and using the Sources as evidence, e.g. Selects own knowledge of current events to fill out explanation of what the two authors mean; notes ways in which both are critical of US policy with out supporting terrorism. 11 12 5. Study all of the Sources . “The War on Terror” is succeeding.” Use the Sources and your own knowledge to explain whether you agree with this view. (14) Level 1: Simple statements supported by some knowledge taking the Sources at face value supporting or opposing the view, e.g. Picks items from sources to support one-sided view 1 2 3 Level 2: Developed statements supported by relevant knowledge making inferences from the Sources, supporting or opposing the view, e.g. Lines up sources on one side or the other; may include some own knowledge 4 5 6 Level 3: Developed explanation supported by selected knowledge and making positive use of the nature, origin and purpose of Sources to support or oppose the view, e.g. Lines up sources on both sides, with some supporting knowledge; sets sources in context 7 8 9 10 11 Level 4: Sustained argument supported by precisely selected knowledge and using the Sources as evidence to assess the view and compare it with alternative views, e.g. Uses sources and own knowledge to reach own conclusion. 12 13 14