Civil War DBQ Essay

Civil War DBQ Essay
Civil War DBQ Essay
Civil War DBQ Essay
Civil War DBQ Essay
Civil War DBQ Essay
Civil War DBQ Essay
Civil War DBQ Essay
Civil War DBQ Essay
Grade Levels
Product Rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

1 MB|18 pages
Product Description
Civil War

Civil War Document-Based Essay Question
Documents, Graphic Organizer, Outline, Essay Question, Rubric

Aim: Causes of the Civil War

Included in this resource:
• Title page
• Historical Context and Task Question page
• 6 documents ranging on the causes of the Civil War: Slavery, Sectionalism, States' Rights, Secession
• Causes of the Civil War graphic organizer
• Causes of the Civil War DBQ Essay Outline for student use
• DBQ Essay Rubric
• Suggested Answer Key for Teachers

Students will read, research, analyze, and critically think to answer scaffolding questions based on the documents and their knowledge of the Civil War. They will complete the graphic organizer and outline using their notes and knowledge. They will then write their essay answering the task question using all of the information gathered.

★ NOTE: I use this DBQ with my students in grades 7 and 8. I usually split the work into three (3) lesson periods - Day 1 working on the documents, Day 2 working on the outline and graphic organizer, and Day 3 writing the essay. Your use is based on YOUR discretion.

Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, argument

Differentiation: cooperative (may work with a partner(s) according to teacher's discretion for scaffolding questions and graphic organizer)

You can find all of my Civil War lessons and activities HERE!

★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here!
Civil War DBQ Essay ASSL ••

Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning!

Cover page digital paper by Ashley Hughes
KG Fonts

© 2012 A Social Studies Life
For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
Report this Resource
Digital Download
More products from A Social Studies Life
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up