I've refined this DBQ over the course of the past three years. The DBQ Prompt is:
"What were some of the social, economic, and political factors that “sparked” the Industrial Revolution? Which factor was most significant?"
PART 1 - THE DBQ: Contains 11 documents with custom analysis questions that follow each. An introduction to the DBQ process is also included to ease students into the activity.
PART 2 - THE GRAPHIC ORGANIZER: Developed as a means of scaffolding the essay for students through the act of categorizing each document as a social, economic, or political cause of industrialization. Example provided as well.
PART 3 - Directions / format of the final essay.