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DBQ: Julius Caesar Primary Source Analysis and Essay

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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Students will uncover the reasons why Julius Caesar was brutally killed by the Roman Senate. Students will analyze primary sources and write an argumentative essay. This resource is great for 6th-7th Grade History or ELA classes. Please rate and comment if you enjoyed the free resource. Thank you!

Included in the free resource:

1. One page Lesson Plan- with Essential Questions, Big Idea and Student Objectives

2. Timeline and Introduction (to establish context)

3. Five Primary Sources with ten guided questions

4. A graphic organizer to help pre-write their historical DBQ essay

5. A detailed rubric to help guide essay writing

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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.


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