Get your students investigating if the Industrial Revolution had a positive or negative impact on America with this versatile document based questions for the Industrial Revolution packet. This Common Core resource packet has a mini-DBQ that is designed to be similar to the New York Regents exam (Why?...Because New York has been giving these Common Core assessments for years, and it's expected that many state assessments will follow a similar format). The DBQ is divided into a primary source document analysis and a written response section. Students are expected to respond to questions, find evidence and provide commentary. It fits perfectly with the Common Core reading and writing standards 6-8.1-10.
Here’s what’s included with each DBQ:
1. A focus writing response question prominently on each page. The focus question for this DBQ is: To what extent did the Industrial Revolution positively or negatively impact America?
2.Historical background introduction followed by a DBQ student task list.
3. Six varied primary source and secondary source documents with short answer questions. These can also be done separately as a stations work format for another option. Specifically students analyze factory and mill worker testimony, cotton production and labor graphs and primary source factory worker and pollution pictures.
5. Three writing response options so teachers can choose by class level or teaching preference. Each option includes instructional materials.
6. Student writing templates for each writing response option that both include stem sentences and do not.
7. Guided practice writing worksheets and a commentary stem sentence printable.
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