This DBQ asks the question: How did the Civil War affect the various groups of people living in American Society.
Each documents (3 primary, 1 secondary) highlights 1-2 groups of people affected by the Civil War (Women, Free African Americans. Slaves, Immigrants and Southerners) and it is the students' job to articulate how each group was affected.
The packet comes with Teacher directions, A DBQ Cover page with directions, 4 documents with Text-based questions, and answer key for those questions, and a student sample essay to see how it was written by my eighth graders. Obviously the rigor can be adapted depending on the age.
I found this DBQ especially useful for the students to see how far reaching the war was on American Society, and I hope you will too!