This is a DBQ skill builder that shows students how to write analysis and commentary for the DBQ. I have included a model prompt and thesis for the age of imperialism and models for how to source a document: author's purpose, intended audience, bias and historical context. The model also has sample analysis to link the documents back to the thesis and answer the prompt.
The student practice DBQ has four documents, and spaces to practice writing their own assessment of the documents, sourcing and analysis. This is an activity best done to introduce some of the finer points of how to get all 7 points on the DBQ rubrics by writing 4 pieces of outside knowledge by including the sourcing component. When I used this in class with my students I found that it took about 60 minutes of instruction time to work through this together. This could also be introduced in a 40 minute period with some guided practice, then sent home to finish.