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Dbq essay (2010 slideshare)


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Dbq essay (2010 slideshare)

  1. 1. The Document-Based Question DBQ
  2. 2. What Is It? <ul><li>An essay that requires you to interpret primary source documents. </li></ul><ul><li>Documents might include the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper articles/editorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters/diaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speeches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political cartoons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charts and graphs </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What Are the Documents for? <ul><li>To discuss events and ideas with which you are familiar. </li></ul><ul><li>To support or refute the essay topic that you create a thesis statement for. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus around the essay topic </li></ul>
  4. 4. Is There a Right Answer to Each DBQ? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple arguments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop your argument (thesis) with evidence ( include outside information ) </li></ul><ul><li>Use a strong historical argument </li></ul>
  5. 5. I Have the Topic/Statement, Now What Do I Do? Getting Started <ul><li>Read the question or statement thoroughly </li></ul><ul><li>Explore all parts of the question (how many parts) </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight important aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Ask these two questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I have an opinion about this subject? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What must I discuss in order to write a successful essay? (most important) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Getting Started (Continued) <ul><li>Your essay will follow the standard writing formula (5 paragraph format) </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Introductory paragraph including thesis statement. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opening sentence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rephrase question </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your opinion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce your arguments </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>(2-3-4) Body </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least 3 full length paragraphs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of 2 documents to backup your argument </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The more you use, the better your essay if they are used correctly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Additional Information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(5) Conclusion </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2 or 3 Persons ONLY!!! Group Work Using DBQ Turn in 1 (one) packet for your group with…
  9. 9. <ul><li>Each Person’s name on front of </li></ul><ul><li>packet </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis statement (Group Decision) </li></ul><ul><li>Group documents … give brief </li></ul><ul><li>explanation of why you grouped </li></ul><ul><li>those documents together </li></ul><ul><li>Decide what additional information you’d include in supporting your thesis. Brainstorm and list other information that you remember and think would help to support your essay. </li></ul>