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Document Based Questions Usi

  1. 1. Document Based Questions Ms. Rendek
  2. 2. What is a DBQ? <ul><li>Document Based Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Examination of historical document </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical written response </li></ul>
  3. 3. Examining Primary Source Documents <ul><li>Think about the main ideas of the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the time period? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the author’s point of view? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the origin of the document? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the document valid? Is it biased? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If time, gender, ethnicity, or age were changed, would the message change? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Critically Read the Question <ul><li>Know exactly what the question asks you to do. </li></ul><ul><li>Underline the verb in the question </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite the question in your own words. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Writing the Introduction <ul><li>Write two sentences that address the topic of the question in a general way. </li></ul><ul><li>Write an organizational statement in which you mention the two or three issues or aspects of the topic about which you are going to write (your argument categories). </li></ul><ul><li>Write a clear thesis sentence that expresses your response to the question. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Thesis Statement <ul><li>Directly answer the prompt question </li></ul><ul><li>Clear, concrete, and concise </li></ul><ul><li>ARE YOUR OWN ARGUMENT. </li></ul>
  7. 7. NOT A THESIS!!!  <ul><li>The North and South fought against each other in a bloody battle called the American Civil War. </li></ul>
  8. 8. THESIS!!!  <ul><li>The American Civil War exemplifies how democratic ideals can be overridden by regional differences. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Introduction Paragraph
  10. 10. Topic Sentences <ul><li>“Mini Thesis Statements” </li></ul><ul><li>Outlines what you will speaking of in the paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>Should be your own argument. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Paragraphs <ul><li>Documents are used as support for your points </li></ul><ul><li>Use of documents should show analysis </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion
  13. 13. Example Question <ul><li>Examine the documents. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast the various view points regarding colonists’ interactions with Native Americans. </li></ul>

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