DBQ: Evaluate the extent to which political ideologies affected the economies of Korea after 1945.
Students can practice three targeted document-based question skills: thesis writing, contextualization, and sourcing. Students do not need extensive knowledge of Korean history. Teachers could alternatively assign students to write the full AP-aligned DBQ.
This activity is designed to engage students in three particular skills involved in writing a document-based question: thesis statement, contextualization, and sourcing. Students do not need to have extensive knowledge of Korean history, although the activities for Day 1 and Day 2 provide useful content introduction to this DBQ activity. Students will have the entire class period to engage with three skills involved in writing and evaluating the document-based question, which comprises 25% of their AP World History exam score. Teachers should note that they can expand this lesson to have students write a full DBQ if time permits.