Doing the ap euro hist dbq


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Tutorial with quizzes for the AP European History DBQ. Uses the 2008 DBQ on the German Peasants' Revolt.

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Doing the ap euro hist dbq

  1. 1. Doing the DBQ Eric Beckman Anoka HS, MN
  2. 2. Skill 1: Working with documents You will write 2-3 sentences for most of the documents that you use in the essay. Mark up the documents while reading them: ○ Who made it? ○ What is it? ○ What are they saying that helps to complete the task? ○ How are they saying it? ○ In what ways are these related?
  3. 3. Example In a report to Ludwig, Duke of Bavaria, dated February 15, 1525 Bavarian Chancellor Leonard von Eck claimed that the teachings of Martin Luther were the main cause of the peasants' revolt (Doc. 1). As a noble Eck's view of the peasants as "blinded, led astray, and made witless" by Lutheran ideas may reflect his lack of first hand understanding of peasant life.
  4. 4. Skill 1: Working with documents Three parts 1. Attribution--who created it, include everything 2. Interpretation--what is the document communicating 3. Sourcing analysis--how does or how might #1 influence #2
  5. 5. Working with documents: Attribution Create a part of a sentence that uses the words in the source description Use this sentence clause to lead into interpretation or sourcing analysis In parentheses after the first sentence using a document write "Doc." and # of doc ○ (Doc 3)
  6. 6. Working with documents: Interpretation 1. Can be the main idea or one key idea 2. Interpret in light of the task: a. How will you use the document to answer the question? b. Which part of the task can you use the document to address?
  7. 7. Working with documents: Sourcing Questions to consider: 1. What is the author's social position? a. class or occupation b. gender c. age d. location e. ideology 2. How might the author's point of view affect what s/he has to say or how s/he says it? 3. What is the form of the document? 4. How might the form affect the style, content, or believability of the document?
  8. 8. Working with documents: Sourcing What about the source might have an impact on the document? How might it affect the document? Why might it have this effect?
  9. 9. Sourcing Analysis, aka Analyzing POV ● “Because this is a statement written by two preachers, it accurately reflects the attitudes of the people during this time period (doc 2).”--incomplete ● “Since Caspar Nutzel is a local government official writing to a superior, his acknowledgement of ‘excessive’ actions by authorities seems credible since it may have been somewhat risky to offer criticism of authority during this time period (doc 9).”--complete
  10. 10. ● ● ● “The reply of the Memmingen Town Council to the Articles of the Peasants of Memmingen was biased when they stated that serfdom is no hindrance to salvation (doc 4).” “Lorenz Fries writes a secret report to the archbishop to explain what a peasant assembly in Wurzburg believed that the rich should share with the poor (doc 8).” “Leonard von Eck, as a chancellor, would likely hold this view since as a government official he is probably very concerned with preserving order and the stability of the political structure (doc 1).”
  11. 11. Working with documents: Practice! 1. Review the task. What questions do you need to answer using the documents ? 2. Pick a document from the DBQ 3. Write 2-3 sentences using the document to address the prompt. a. Attribution: everything about the source b. Interpretation: what is the source saying c. Sourcing analysis: what impact might the author's POV or the type document have on the document's style or content
  12. 12. Quiz! ● 15 minutes to read and mark on documents ● 15 minutes to write Tasks: 1. Write about as many documents as you can a. Three is a good number for the first time 2. Write 2-3 sentences using each document to address the prompt. a. b. c. Attribution: everything about the source Interpretation: what is the source saying Sourcing analysis: what impact might the author's POV or the type document have on the document's style or content or credibility original quiz idea from Dr. Todd Beach, Eastview HS, MN
  13. 13. Skill 2: Grouping! Group=two or more documents that are similar Best practice: group documents based on how you use them to do the task For example: Which documents provide a similar interpretation of the causes of the Peasants' Revolt
  14. 14. Groups: Practice List documents that could be grouped together --name the groups with a phrase
  15. 15. Groups: How do they help? Groups-->body paragraphs in the DBQ essay For each of your groups, write a topic sentence for the paragraph that they would create --hint: look back at the task!
  16. 16. Groups Your goal: ● four groups that respond to the prompt ● Focus on the task Notes: ● documents can appear in more than one group ○ but, you need to use most of the documents, so don't overdo this ○ a group requires at least two documents ○ if a group has more than four docs, split it
  17. 17. Skill3: Thesis ● use your groups to create your thesis ● original ○ more than a restatement ● comprehensive ○ accomplishes all of the tasks; completes all parts
  18. 18. Quiz! ● 15 minutes to read and mark on documents ● 15 minutes to write Tasks: 1. Group the documents, using the task 2. For each group, write a topic sentence a. list the numbers of the documents after the sentence 3. Construct a thesis a. b. c. may be multiple sentences Original-specifies how you are responding to the prompt Comprehensive-responds to the entire prompt original quiz idea from Dr. Todd Beach, Eastview HS, MN
  19. 19. Sample Quiz Response Using 2008 Peasants' Revolt DBQ Group: Some people believed that religious influences caused the Peasants' Revolt (Docs: 1, 6). Group: Other authors blamed the revolt on the peasants desire to end serfdom (2, 3, 4). Group: Some people responded to the revolt with condemnation (7, 10) Group: Other Germans responded to the revolt with sympathy for the peasants (5, 9) Thesis: At the time of the German Peasants' Revolt, some people argued that religion was the primary cause, while others blamed the peasants' desire to end serfdom. Responses to this revolt included both condemnation and sympathy.
  20. 20. Writing the DBQ ● Thesis, can be more than one sentence ○ Comprehensive ○ Original ○ Groups-->Thesis ● Body paragraphs/groups ○ Write about at least two documents for each group ○ Analyze sourcing as often as possible ○ Some documents can get shorter treatment ● Conclude by restating thesis, which may have evolved