This Document Based Question (DBQ) was created for 10th Grade World History and may also be used in a U.S. History class. It could also be used as a review for the New York State Global History and Geography Regents and U.S. History and Government Regents exams. The topic is the arguments for and against using the atomic bomb against Japan during World War II. It follows the format of the New York State social studies testing requirements for writing DBQs. The DBQ packet has 7 pages total including six primary source documents with constructed response questions followed by an essay question using the documents.
The DBQ has a total possible 7 points and has an answer key plus additional ideas for student discussion.
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I created this DBQ for my Global History IV course, and could be used for a U.S. History II course. It does take considerable time to create these but I do know that they provide a strong outlet to apply the particular lesson involved. I hope you find them useful as well! Please leave feedback on your students’ ability to complete the tasks involved in this DBQ.
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This DBQ addresses the Common Core State Standards. It has been updated with a page outlining the English Language Arts/History/Social Studies grades 9-10 as outlined at http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10
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