DBQ: Islamic Civilization and the Golden Age of Islam

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Purpose of Lesson:

Student’s historical thinking skills will be reinforced: analyzing and interpreting evidence, developing a thesis and finding appropriate evidence to support their claim. In addition to reinforcing student’s historical thinking skills, students will analyze the great contributions of the Abbasid dynasty.

What is included:

1. Lesson Plan: Detailed Lesson plan with essential questions, big ideas, student objective and sequence of lesson. Optional activities are included.

2. Student Handouts: (1) Short reading and comprehension questions (2) Timeline to establish context

3. Primary and Secondary sources: Five Primary and Secondary sources and ten comprehension questions to help analyze each document.

4. DBQ Outline Scaffold: This will help students write a five paragraph essay.

5. Rubric: A detailed rubric to help guide students writing and to help grade essays when completed.

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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