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Alexander the Great of Ancient Greece DBQ

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9th - 12th
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This popular DBQ has students explore the spread of Hellenistic culture through Alexander the Great's conquests and policies through 6 primary or secondary source documents (one source is an image and one is a map) with constructed response questions followed by an essay question using the documents.

I teach Alexander the Great for my Global History I course, and I knew this DBQ would be useful as it combined primary and secondary sources with analyses of maps and images. It follows the format of the New York State social studies testing requirements for writing DBQs and can be used as a review for the New York State Global History and Geography Regents exam. It does take considerable time to create these but I do know that they provide a strong outlet to apply the particular lesson involved. I hope you find them useful as well! Please leave feedback on your students’ ability to complete the tasks involved in this DBQ.

This DBQ addresses the Common Core State Standards. It has been updated with a page outlining the English Language Arts/History/Social Studies grades 9-10 as outline at http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10 and http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/11-12.

The Common Core Standards were written and developed by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

This product is the work of All Things History Lesson Plans. It is intended to support the implementation of the CCSS. No approval by, nor association with, the creators of the CCSS is intended or implied.

All the images I've used are in the public domain, credited or created by myself. If you would like an editable version of the DBQ, please send me an email to the address in the PDF.

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claims.
Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.


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