This DBQ (Document-based Question) includes 8 primary and secondary source documents for student analysis, in response to the prompt, "Analyze the political and cultural achievements and legacy of Classical Rome." The documents include visual representations of Roman sculpture and mosaics, secondary sources commenting on the relationship between Greek and Roman scholarship, and primary sources such as excerpts from the Laws of the Twelve Tables and the writings of Polybius.
The file includes the DBQ itself, a pre-writing worksheet, sample response, and grading rubric.
This DBQ is appropriate for 9th-12th graders in an on-level or pre-AP World History class.
If you are interested in a series of lessons used to teach students to write DBQs, please check out the World History Writing Handbook (MOD Writing System).
Keywords: aqueduct, DBQs, Document Based Questions, Greco-Roman Civilization, mosaic, Polybius, primary source documents, Roman art, Roman architecture, Roman engineering, Roman law, secondary source documents.