This a great Primary Source DBQ activity that can be used when studying the Reformation. This document takes excerpts from Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and asks different levels of DBQs. The document also has a vocabulary dictionary down the middle. Since this file is editable you can change the words in the vocabulary section to meet your student’s needs. Depending on the time of the year, you may want to model the first one, complete one together, one in a pair up, and the last two questions independently. If your students have had practice with DBQs, you could also assign this activity for guided or independent practice.
There are three different versions….WHY? To provide students with different needs accommodated/modified ways to demonstrate their understanding while still maintaining the rigor. This is especially helpful if you teach in an inclusive setting.
Level 1-Standard version (what MOST students receive): 12 point font, vocabulary definitions are not filled in (students can fill them in either with the teacher or you can assign them to complete this with a partner or independently).
Level 2- Accommodated version (what some students receive) 16 point font with lines for writing in your answers (especially helpful for students with visual processing deficits)
Level 3- Modified version (what a few students receive) 18 point font, color coded sentence frames, lines for writing in the answers. Each excerpt and question are on different pages, so you can easily give a student just one or two excerpts to complete rather that all 4 for students with more moderate needs.