This can be used in any context within any unit of study. This template guides students through the process of creating an evidence based argument, based on an image, a political cartoon, or a document provided by the teacher. Multiple sources, and thus multiple pages of this document could then be given to students, leading them to complete a DBQ.
(Prompt provided in both Spanish and English)
Instructions: Look at the image, political cartoon, or document. Answer the guiding questions using proof to support your thoughts. Write an essay that uses your answers to the questions to explain the author’s purpose in creating this document.
1. Describe the image, political cartoon, or document.
2. Based on what you see, when do you think this image, political cartoon, or document was created? How do you know?
3. What was happening in the country or the world at the time that could have influenced its content?
4. Based on what you see, why did the author create this image, political cartoon, or document?