This is a 28-slide power point presentation that reviews the main ideas and requirements for writing the AP World History DBQ Essay. It was designed to be used as a review before the actual exam is taken, but could easily be used or adapted as an introduction or general overview of the Document-Based Question in an AP World History course.
The presentation begins with a review of the DBQ rubric and includes individual slides with information and tips on how to earn each of the seven basic-core points. The presentation then reviews some DBQ strategies for writing the essay as well as a template for structuring a 5-paragraph style DBQ. The final slides are related to the 2007 DBQ prompt on the Roman and Han attitudes towards technology. Students are show ten sample thesis statements from that DBQ and need to determine whether or not the sample would qualify for a DBQ Thesis point. An explanation of why each would count or not count is included to model the types of thesis statements students should be developing when they write their DBQ.