Help your students hone their DBQ skills!
Since many students can get overwhelmed doing full DBQs, sometimes they need help and can gather confidence by strengthening their ability to analyze sources effectively.
This dbq practice worksheet is a political cartoon analysis.
This primary source political cartoon titled "Forcing slavery down the throat of a Freesoiler" is about the political division circa 1856 and how slavery was one of the major causes of American sectionalism in the early 19th century.
The worksheet can help students hone their analytical skills as well as examine sources from different angles. The questions ask students to think critically and go beyond listing points. Questions are designed to remind students to look at factors such as tone, author's point of view, contextual meaning, and recall their historical knowledge of the period in answering.
This worksheet can be used in supplement to your US History unit on slavery, the civil war, secession, etc. Some themes which are touched upon are the Dred Scott case, Freesoilers, the presidential campaign of 1856, The Kansas Nebraska Act, and the expansion of slavery.
* 3 pages in all
* 3 page Suggested Answer Key for teachers included