A rally of the KKK in 2009
A lynching in Marion, Indiana, 1930.
How useful is Source A (p65) for studying American attitudes towards the KKK during the 1920s? (10) Plan
Target: Evaluation of a source for utility using own knowledge (AOs 1,2 and 3) Candidates either submit no evidence or fail to address the question. 0 Level 1: EITHER
Accepts the content of the source at face value.
e.g. It is useful because it shows what the Ku Klux Klan did OR
Generalised or learned response which could apply to any source. e.g. It is a photograph from a newspaper which will show people events of the time. 1-2
Level 2: EITHER
Simple comments on the usefulness or the limitations of the source based on information in the source and/or own knowledge.
e.g. It is useful for showing that many Americans knew who the KKK were, and there were representatives from different parts of the country. They are parading in Washington DC, the capital, making the Klan seem more important. OR
Simple comments on the usefulness or the limitations of the source in terms of provenance or reliability or bias.
e.g. It is useful because, although a newspaper photograph, it does reflect the fact that most Americans recognised the KKK as an everyday part of life. 3-5
Level 3: EITHER
Developed explanation about the utility/limitations of the source using the source and own knowledge.
e.g. It is useful for reflecting American attitudes towards the KKK. For many Americans the Klan was seen as a respectable organisation that stood for order and the preservation of traditional values, as shown by the organised nature of the procession. Respectable members of society such as judges and policemen were in the Klan. The Klan was, and is, a Protestant based organization opposed to blacks, Jews, Catholics, and immigrants in general. Though the Klan was dominant in the South its influence during the 1920s was nationwide, as...
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